JLC Community Impact Grant at work at Richland Library

Junior League of Columbia’s assistance through a Community Impact Grant was showcased Monday morning at the Richland Library Sandhills location.

Through the library’s collaborative effort with FoodShare SC, each child attending story time is given a copy of the book “Vegetable Soup A to Z” so they can read along with the librarian and learn more about produce. After story time, children receive a “golden ticket” to fill a produce box with fresh, healthy items. The children learn about each fruit and vegetable in the box and are given the chance to touch, smell and even help cut them.

This grant project really ties together the focus area of JLC – literacy, nutrition, health and self-esteem, and we are proud to see these grant dollars at work! The program runs through October, so there is still plenty of time to participate.

At-Large Director and former Community Impact Grant chair, Emily Bedenbaugh, attended story time on Monday, Aug. 20 and was able to see the grant at work. This initiative was featured on WIS, a snippet of which can be viewed below.