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Tahoe City Rotary donates to Boys and Girls Club kitchen

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Rotarians Don Bell, Patti Boxeth, Mickey and Nora Daniels, and Mike Milliken join first- and second-grade Boys & Girls Club members in a Chop Shop cooking class.

Recently, the Tahoe City Rotary made a donation of a commercial grade meat slicer and mixer that will significantly support and improve food service programs being run at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe.

BGCNLT's kitchen is a busy place, serving breakfast, lunch and supper to youth in Kings Beach and Truckee.

In 2015, BGCNLT served 52,306 meals and snacks to thousands of local youth. Beyond providing nutritious, made-from-scratch food, the Club kitchen also offers "Chop Shop" cooking classes to members.

"When Tahoe City Rotarians found out Boys and Girls Club was preparing meals from scratch for 200-400 children daily using a hand mixer and a knife for slicing, the Rotary Club identified this as an immediate need that would benefit children and staff," says Tahoe City Rotary President Patti Boxeth. "The Tahoe City Rotary Club honors the Boys and Girls Club for making a place for our children to go to that is safe, embracing and fun!"

"I am extremely grateful to the Rotarians for funding the purchase of the mixer and slicer," says Club Chef of 7 years, Christin Wilcox. "These essential pieces of equipment will streamline food production as we continue to prepare and serve meals to our youth."

A group of Rotarians attended a Chop Shop cooking class with first- and second-grade members. Together they made strawberry shortcake and homemade whipped cream in the new mixer.

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All youth under 18 are welcome to get a free supper at the Kings Beach Club and a delicious snack at the Truckee Club site weekdays between 3-4 p.m.

No membership is required, but meals must be eaten at the Boys & Girls Club.

This article was provided by the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Visit bgcnlt.org or call 530-546-4324 to learn more.