A New Addition to the Read Eat Grow Family

Monday, August 12, 2019
This image shows a Charlie Cart mobile kitchen equipped with a Vitamix blender an an electric griddle

We are pleased to announce the arrival of our second Charlie Cart, CeCe, to support the Read Eat Grow initiative. Read Eat Grow aims to educate families about the importance of healthy cooking and eating, and provide programs to show them how to prepare nutritional meals. The Charlie Cart is a self-contained mobile kitchen that contains small appliances including a griddle and a convection oven, as well as measuring cups, mixing bowls, and a variety of tools. Our first cart, appropriately named Charlie, spent the last year visiting libraries to familiarize them with Read Eat Grow and train staff on programs and safe food handling practices. CeCe will be cirulated among the most rural public libraries in South Carolina to teach patrons positive behaviors that impact their health and that of their families. This Charlie Cart is funded in whole or in part with federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Grant Number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Baltimore.