The summer Lunch ‘n’ Learn program over at the historic Salem Courthouse is a good example of volunteers and corporations stepping up to do something good together. The program, which features daily sessions with structured classes, guest speakers, workshops, and a balanced and nutritious lunch for over 90 registered youth is funded, in part, by the generosity of the National Peanut Board (NPB).
The NPB provided $8,000 to assist with Lunch ‘n’ Learn program costs, as well as collateral support in the form of peanut butter, workbooks, aprons, hats and peanut seeds for youth to plant in the Courthouse Community Garden.
So, that’s right, it costs just peanuts.
The Courthouse Community Center provides the Lunch ‘n’ Learn program at no cost to families, for area students ages five through twelve, for six weeks during each summer vacation. The program is open to all, with participation growing each year. The Courthouse Community Center is located at 58 East Broadway in Salem, New York. The center is managed by the Historic Salem Courthouse Preservation Association, Inc., started in 2002, and operates fine and performing arts, crafts, and educational activities for people of all ages.