On Wednesday, July 27th YES! Weekly columnist Joel Landau did a story entitled: “The Anti-Hunger Games” discussing our ongoing Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline (CFPP) project in schools throughout Guilford County.
“We have hungry people in Guilford County. Lots of them. We have sun exposed windowsills in the Guilford County schools. Lots of them. Hmm … maybe someone will develop an educational tool to teach students to grow food on those windowsills to help feed the hungry. Wait a minute — somebody has!”
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On Saturday, July 16th, attendees of Parkwood Baptist’s Hand to Hand Food Pantry filled out surveys to give their feedback on creating a Saturday Market at Parkwood Baptist Church to help benefit the Food Pantry.
Bags of nutritious micro greens were also given out on site.
Some of the Ragsdale High School students who participated in the Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline during the school year have volunteered to continue growing food over the summer delivering what they harvest to Renaissance Road Church’s Food Bank.
The students took home one of the portable gardens from class and were offered a “sharecropping” option where they can give half the micro greens to the food bank and keep the rest. The participating students elected to give all the food grown to the food bank every four weeks until school returned.
The final step of the Ragsdale High School CFPP pilot is complete with students growing, harvesting, and now delivering food to Renaissance Road Food Bank.
The teacher fills out the form for where and when to deliver.
A Renaissance Road volunteer signs the Food Slip to confirm the delivery and the student returns the form to receive service hours.
On Friday, May 6th, students in the 1st Block Analytics Class at Ragsdale High cut, washed, and bagged fresh micro greens for delivery and distribution at Renaissance Church’s Food Bank.
Once done with the harvest, students recorded the number of bags made. They will use this information to calculate how many Portable Gardens are needed to meet the total weekly demand of the Food Bank.
We continue to grow the Ragsdale-Renaissance Church Pipeline thanks in part to the Greater High Point Food Alliance.
Ragsdale High School is now making weekly deliveries to Renaissance Church’s Food Bank for the remainder of the school year.
ReBuildUp is looking forward to growing the number of portable gardens at Ragsdale in the fall to provide even more food to area food banks and pantries.
High Point Friends School has begun collecting empty water bottles in its school cafeteria for use in constructing more portable gardens to grow food to feed nearby Food Pantries in High Point, NC.
More schools have expressed interest and we hope to have updates on more Bottle Drives before the end of the school year.
As part of our Food Bike program, we’re in the process of adding more portable gardens at Ragsdale High School with the goal of staggering their growing cycle so there’s a harvest ready each week to be taken to Renaissance Church’s Food Bank.
On Wednesday, April 6th, ReBuildUp’s Food Bike program at Ragsdale High School was showcased in the High Point Enterprise. Held during Winter 2016, Food Bike had students grow food at home for cash prizes along with in class to help nearby Renaissance Church’s Food Bank. A nutritional card game was also played by students.
Thanks to Michael Robinson Accounting for sponsoring along with the Greater High Point Food Alliance (GHPFA) for connecting Ragsdale to Renaissance Church’s Food Bank.
On Friday, March 18th, the top four teams in Ragsdale High School’s Game Design class competed in ReBuildUp’s PitchPocalypse business plan pitching contest to finish up the Winter 2016 Startup Program sponsored by Michael Robinson Accounting.
Team #2 took the top spot.
Team #3 came in 2nd place with a Billy Maze themed game.
Team #4 came in 3rd for their fashion app idea.