Posted by Andrew Bronson on Jun 12, 2019
Our meeting this week was at the Lethbridge Interfaith Food Bank.  The club divided into teams and each team was challenged to come up with a dish for our group meal.  The catch was that the ingredients had to come out of a food hamper only.  Each month, the Interfaith Food Bank distributes 750 hampers to needy families in Lethbridge.  Preparing meals from a food hamper is a challenge that needy people unfortunately have to face in everyday life.  Our club members did it as a fun challenge.  Lucky for the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East, we have some talented cooks in the club.  Our meal turned out to be quite good and nutritious.  We started with a bowl of Gerry's Gumbo and had Vonnie's meat loaf (stretched with oatmeal) and Bill's famous spuds for a main course.  Dessert was a real treat.  We had Cheryl's Cruchy Stuff and well iced and decorated muffins made by Nina.  
At the end of the evening, Echo, staff member of the Interfaith Food Bank judged the dishes and decided that Gerry's Gumbo ( with help from Wayne and Glenn) was the overall winner. 
Rotarians busy in the kitchen.
Bill and Dave peeling the spuds.
Wes clowning around while Nina baked muffins.
And now for the meal - quite good considering the challenges...
Our club president, Bob Jones, presented Echo and the Interfaith Food Bank with a $400 donation.