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Fueling Up Our Community

Nicole Miller,   Hillel Day School
Access to Healthy Foods, Community Involvement,  Student Leadership
Fueling Up Our Community

The Hillel Day School FUTP 60 student team spent an afternoon visiting our local kosher food bank. It was an enriching and meaningful afternoon that served to be good for our mind and soul. During our visit, the students learned about the services provided by the food bank, toured the greenhouse and studied religious text that connects the act of giving and providing for others. We also saw the warehouse where clients received/shop for their food. Additionally, our students learned about the food cycle, beginning at planting/growing, as well as the difference in trash, compost and recycling. To top off the afternoon, the students experienced pickling and learned how to grow and eat lentils. Two great projects which the students brought home with them and wish to share with their classmates. After having such a meaningful experience, I am confident that my students have a larger knowledge base that can be used to make an impact in our school and local metropolitan community.

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

The students really enjoyed the pickling process and wish to share the experience with their classmates. It is our intention to provide this lesson to one or more grades at our school.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Within my team, I see a higher interest level in participation among the group. They are eager to meet and do more.