House of Hope to dedicate nutrition center to cherished local philanthropist.
Who: Leadership from House of Hope and Elisabeth Lahti.
What: Ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony. The naming of House of Hope’s newly completed clean room kitchen. It will be name for agency’s long-time supporter and locally famous philanthropist, Elisabeth Lahti.
Where: House of Hope Stuart Service Center 2484 SE Bonita Street in Stuart
When: Friday, June 30 at 10:00am.
Why: Years of support from Elisabeth Lahti has helped House of Hope expand its services, infrastructure, and programs to be able to have an impact on the lives of about 6,000 Martin County residents each month.
About the Nutrition Center
The new clean room takes House of Hope’s four Client Choice pantries to a new level. It will enable volunteer groups to prepare ready-to-eat meals for homebound seniors and homeless clients. They will also be able to blanch and freeze fresh produce. This will ensure availability and variety of nutritious food choices throughout the year, and repackage economically priced bulk food items into family-sized portions. The nutrition center will also play a critical role in the agency’s empowerment model by providing commercial kitchen skills and certifications for vocational training programs. This will include scholarship eligibility for program partner IRSC’s culinary program.