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Potowomut Golf Club

439 Ives Road

East Greenwich, RI 02818

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Support renovation of the St. Luke's Community Kitchen and its feeding ministries. Golf to Make a Difference … Golf to Feed Your Community!

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Community Kitchen Golf Classic

We look forward to seeing you on the golf course and appreciate your support of the Community Kitchen and its feeding ministries.

When and Where

  • Monday, May 11, 2020
  • Potowomut Golf Club, 439 Ives Road, Warwick RI

Day's events for all golfers:

  • Noon Check-in
  • 1:00pm Tee Off
  • 6:00pm Pre-Dinner Social
  • 7:00pm Dinner, Raffle, Prizes

For more information or questions, contact Event Co-Chairs: Bill Warburton or Jon Jacaruso at ckgolfclassic@gmail.com

Talk to Your Friends and Join Us!

Register a foursome or sign up as an individual player to participate in the full day's events. You may also opt in for recognition on a Tee Sign with or without choosing to golf. Or, simply join us for the evening dinner and raffle activities. Or, if you cannot be available to attend the event, you can still support the Community Kitchen by making a tax-deductible donation or submitting an item or service for the raffle.

Consider Being a Sponsor!

Community Kitchen sponsors are key to the success of this event and our mission to feed our neighbors! Sponsors will be recognized in a variety of ways to assure visibility to event participants as well as the broader public to whom this event is promoted.

  • Grand Slam Sponsor
  • Pro Sponsor
  • Eagle Sponsor
  • Birdie Sponsor
  • 19th Hole Sponsor

To learn more about being a sponsor, please contact Event Co-Chairs: Bill Warburton or Jon Jacaruso at ckgolfclassic@gmail.com

Community Kitchen -- What We Do

The Community Kitchen Golf Classic is ultimately about supporting those in need in and around the greater West Bay community. With 1 in 8 Rhode Island families going hungry each day, the feeding programs supported through St. Luke’s Community Kitchen provide:
  • Distribution of fresh food and canned goods through the East Greenwich Interfaith Food Cupboard
  • Weekly meals for 50-60 community members through the church/community- based Lunch on the Hill program
  • Monthly hot meals and fellowship for up to 100 individuals through the ecumenically supported Christ Community Kitchen program
  • Monthly food preparations via the Loaves & Fishes RI ministry to 100+ members of the Woonsocket community
  • …and so much more!

To ensure continued and, ideally, expanded community service, the 58-year old St. Luke’s Community Kitchen requires a comprehensive, commercial caliber update. As hundreds of volunteers, families and program participants stream through this facility, the need to maintain up-to-code electrical, plumbing and structural components is urgent. Your participation and support will sustain not only a viable but a generative response to hunger in our community.

With Many Hands ...

While the St. Luke's Community Kitchen is due a major upgrade, it enjoys an abundance of generous partners and volunteers. Feeding hundreds of individuals each month, this program has also found ways to support basic needs. Representatives from SNAP, the West bay Community Action group, and the East Greenwich Housing Authority attend on at least a monthly basis to address questions on obtaining assistance.

The recent location of the Interfaith Counseling Center adjacent to the Community Kitchen has allowed many feeding program participants access to direct personal and/or family counseling.

This holistic approach to the Community Kitchen ministry is open to all who come through the door ... please join us, please support those in need!

Community Kitchen Partners/Contributors

  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church
  • Christ Church
  • East Greenwich United Methodist Church
  • First Baptist Church
  • Westminster Unitarian Church
  • Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church
  • East Greenwich Interfaith Food Cupboard
  • West Bay Community Action
  • East Greenwich Housing Authority
  • Loaves & Fishes RI
  • T's Restaurant
  • Tio Mateos
  • Jiggers Restaurant
  • Dave's Marketplace
  • Wild Harvest Bakery & Cafe
  • Encore Catering

Did You Know ... ?

  • 12.4% of RI households lack sufficient food -- cutting meal size or skipping meals to meet other basic needs
  • Just under 50% of Washington County residents fall under the federal poverty line that qualifies them for nutritional assistance
  • In the last 3 years, food prices increased by 15% while wages only increased by 5%
  • In the last 10 years, SNAP recipients have increased by 40% yet reductions in eligibility and benefits are currently being legislated
  • The St. Luke's Community Kitchen prepares hot meals and distributes food to 60+ persons each week ... monthly dinners serve up to 100 persons
  • Over 10-15 volunteers gather each month at St. Luke's Community Kitchen to prepare food for delivery to 100+ Woonsocket residents
  • St. Luke's Community Kitchen provides space for meetings and refreshments to 60+ support groups each month
  • Food insecurity in RI is related not only to wages, but access to housing and kitchen space, depression, lack of social support and chronic physical/mental health issues (NIH, 2018)
  • Community Kitchen participants come from as far away as Providence ... many ride the bus or carpool to receive food and support
  • SNAP and Housing Authority representatives attend lunch/dinner events on a monthly basis to address related food insecurity issues
  • Community Kitchen meals cost up to $12/person, offsetting food costs for participants, assuring regular nutritious meals, and providing much needed fellowship and support for individuals and families in need
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