Sunday Suppers May 2012

The Co-op sponsors an outreach initiative called “Sunday Suppers”.  On Sunday nights, after the Co-op closes its doors to shoppers, volunteers from the community cook healthy, nutritious, and homemade meals in the Co-op kitchen — about 3-5 meals per person — and deliver them on Monday morning to local elderly and low income residents in need.

Last spring, the Co-op’s Education Committee piloted Sunday Suppers, with 8 adult volunteers cooking and delivering 4-5 meals to 10 low-income or homebound seniors in Swarthmore and surrounding communities.  We received great feedback from food recipients – who benefited from delicious, nutrient-rich, homemade meals that supported health – and volunteers, who cultivated a sense of service through cooking together for others in need.

The Co-op’s successful fundraiser dinner in August 2011 raised over $3500 for this effort. Over three-quarters of Swarthmore businesses supported the program, along with more than 150 residents.

Our most recent menu:

  • Corn & Leek Chowder
  • Baked Salmon with Mushrooms, Rosemary & Lemon
  • Wheat Berry Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, Feta & Mint
  • Asparagus with Almonds
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Whole Wheat Roll with Pastured Butter
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