The United Way of Putnam County partnered with Bridges Craft Pizza and Purdue Extension of Putnam county on February 27, 2020 for the inaugural Community Supper Club, providing families with an evening of food, fun, and entertainment. And it was a success!
“Too many of our neighbors are either going hungry or simply lack the resources to produce nourishing meals at home,” said Chris Flegal, United Way’s Executive Director.
“We want these events to lift up our neighbors and be an evening where families can enjoy a night on the town, while receiving great ideas for cooking meals at home.”
Supper Club guests received a three-course meal, specially designed by Bridges chefs. Each course was nutritious, contained simple ingredients easily found in Putnam County, and have easy to follow and duplicate recipes. Each guest was able to take home the recipes for the Butternut Squash Salad appetizer, Millers Chicken main course, and the made-from-scratch Strawberry Shortcake desert.
On top of delicious food, the guests were able to enjoy live music performed by Him and Her, who put just as much heart into their performance as the chefs did the food. Before leaving, guests had an opportunity to give anonymous feedback on the evening, the food, and the entire concept as well gather information on the local resources like community gardens and wellness programs.
Supper Club events will be held once a month with the aim to reduce food insecurity in Putnam County by providing residents with meals that are healthy and affordable. The next dinner dinner will take place Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:30pm on the M2 side of Bridges Restaurant (21 N. Indiana St.). Tickets are only $5, while kids 17 and under eat free. Those wishing to attend the next dinner need to register, so enough food is prepared. The March Community Supper registration is not yet updated, but you can visit www.unitedwayofputnamcounty.org/supperclub to check when registration is open and register when it is open. You can also reserve your spot by calling the United Way office at 765-653-5638.