Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement, Student Leadership
This year our Kegonsa FUTP 60 team focused on Nourishing our School Community. Our team lead a 3 week food drive to stock pile healthy foods in our School Food Pantry. This food is then distributed in a smaller food pantry out front of our school so anyone in the Stoughton community can have access. The food collected by our FUTP 60 leaders is also available for students who need an alternative lunch or snack. This was a completely student-lead initiative. Students voted to lead the drive, they made posters and announcements about the drive, went around to each classroom to collect the food, and even organized the food in the pantry. Since our drive took place, students in need have had access to healthy food in school, and also have the ability to take food home.
How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?
We plan to have FUTP 60 student leaders be in charge of our food pantry. This means monitoring the amount of food in our pantry and continuing to run food drives, as needed throughout the year.
What improvements have you seen at your school?
Students have access to healthier food options. It gives students alternative food choices for lunch and snack. Our food drive/pantry allows for students to take healthy food options home that would otherwise not be provided.
How did students and adults work together as a team?
As the FUTP 60 advisor, I worked with the students to vote on a decision to lead the food drive. Our classroom teachers then helped spread the word about our food drive and helped collect food throughout the 3 weeks. Our student leaders then made announcements and posters about the food drive, collected food from classrooms and organized our in-school food pantry.
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