Kids, Food and Community Service – Call for Ideas!

For the past two months, I have been working on a book proposal that combines my passion for getting kids into the kitchen and into their communities to make a difference.

Here are some examples of activities WE are doing with our students to promote community service through food and cooking.

  • We participated in the Great American Bake sale, sponsored by Share Our Strength, in an effort to raise funds for hungry children in America.
  • We are spending time with Humane Society Day Campers to cook animal treats for cats and dogs currently living in our local animal shelter.  Since the animals don’t have families yet, we are giving them some extra love with our home made treats.

What are people doing in your neck of the woods to combine kids, food, cooking and community service? We would love to learn about organizations that work together to improve their communities by using food and cooking.  Is there a wonderful community garden that grows food for the hungry?  Are there at-risk kids learning to cook for the homeless?  Are there kids learning about sustainable farming or fishing practices, so that they can protect our environment?

Please share with us – we might include these organizations in our book!


Thanks!!!

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One Response to Kids, Food and Community Service – Call for Ideas!

  1. Happy to read your blog. As a nutritionist who was horrified by the marketing of junk food products targeting kids, we decided to fight fire with fire and use the power of live theater to turn kids on to healthy habits. It’s been so rewarding to see that we can get kids across the country excited about making healthy eating and exercise choices, when given the information in a fun and interactive way. Please visit us at: http://www.foodplay.com .
    Thanks and keep up the great work!
    – Barbara Storper

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