Many of you already know that the club strives to offer tasty and affordable meals to our members, but did you know that we have a food library? Prior to Covid 19 the cabinet near the main entrance held our lending/book exchange library, games, and children's art materials. Since these items were off-limits due to Covid, a while back they were removed and placed in storage and the cabinet stood empty for a long time. One day, Marne (the club's manager at the time) had a brilliant idea. Why not use the cabinet to distribute food? We could have our own little food-bank that our members could avail themselves of as needed. And so, our little food library was born.
These trying times have brought about a great deal of generosity and some of us, at times, have been overwhelmed with abundance. Our little food library is one way that we can share with each other. Some of the things in the library are items that were donated to the club directly and others are things that members have brought in. What is important to know, however, is that everyone is welcome to help themselves. I have spoken with more than a few members who feel that perhaps they shouldn't take anything because they don't feel they "deserve" to because they have money to buy food. I encourage everyone to make use of the food library. If you see something in there that you like and know you would eat, please! Take it! Hence the reason I call it a food "library." Try to think of it as a food exchange; perhaps you were gifted with an abundance of cereal but you don't eat a lot of cereal. Maybe you like mac-n-cheese? Make a trade! The foods that are there are open to everyone. Our island food bank does a wonderful job of making sure everyone who needs food gets food- sometimes too good of a job! So, the next time you are at the club, please, check out our little food library! If you see something you would like, take it! And if you are in need, please let us know. We are here to help!