Another picture of Sugarloaf’s Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline (CFPP) in action.
4th grade students at Sugarloaf Elementary in Hendersonville, NC setup multiple Portable Garden Bins in December to grow over the Holiday Break to harvest when they return to class.
1st Block students at Ragsdale High School harvested 5 bins in a single class as part of their Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline (CFPP) with Hand to Hand Food Pantry sponsored by Sonya Hamilton State Farm.
This is a bit of feat for a class of 22 harvesting, cleaning, and reseeding the equivalent of seven 12 Bottle Portable Garden Bins (12BPG) because 4 of the 5 bins were the larger grey 18 Bottle Portable Garden Bins (18BPG) that each equal 1 1/2 12 BPG’s.
Parts of the harvest were filmed for an upcoming video to air on local television as part of a Gift of Giving Grant sponsored by the Four Seasons Town Centre.
During lunchtime on Monday September 12th, sixth and seventh grade students at Westchester Country Day School in High Point were given a demonstration on how to setup their Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline kits.
Emerywood Baptist’s Food Pantry just a few miles from the school will be the recipient of WCDS’s monthly harvest throughout the 2016-2017 school year.
On Friday, October 7th, Ragsdale High School’s Science & Visualization students began setup for the 2016-2017 Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline to benefit Parkwood Baptist Church’s Hand to Hand Food Pantry.
Sponsored by Sonya R. Hamilton of State Farm, this marks the 2nd year of the CFPP at Ragsdale High where the program was first piloted in the winter of 2016. This year it’s been expanded from one to two of the “SciVis” classes. The monthly harvesting data will be used in the statistics portion of the curriculum.
Due to a short school day on Friday, the rest of the bins will be setup this week.
On Monday, September 12th, students at Westchester Country Day School in High Point, NC began setting up the first of 8 Portable Garden bins for their school’s Classroom to Food Pantry Pipeline (CFPP). Students will use these bins to grow nutritious pesticide free micro greens for delivery at Emerywood Baptist’s Food Pantry on a monthly basis during the 2016-2017 school year.
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!”
Read the rest by clicking here or the image above.
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.
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.