So many children in the United States rely on the breakfasts or lunches in school to stay fed. Unfortunately, a lot of kids don’t get proper nutrition, or even enough food back home.
The food services department at Elkhart Community Schools in Indiana realized a massive amount of cafeteria food was going to waste each week, but the district didn’t know what to do with all the leftovers. At the same time, staff were aware of children going home on the weekends without anything, to eat.
Elkhart School came up with an idea to fix this problem, by teamed up with a nonprofit organization called Cultivate for a pilot program that gives meals to a small group of students. This is to ensure they have enough to eat during evenings and weekends.
“We rescue food that’s been made but never served by catering companies … like the school system,” Jim Conklin of Cultivate said. “You don’t always think of a school system.”
This takes the well-prepared yet unused foods and turns them into individual, take-home frozen meals.it sounds like this is something that could be brought into in schools around the country.
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