Packing Healthy Snack Packs with Food Bank for New York City
Students of all ages were enthusiastic participants during our recent event with Food Bank for New York City, in which students assembled bags of healthy snacks for an in-school food pantry on the Lower East Side. By the end of the day, more than 180 students in K-8th Grade had packed over 1,000 pounds of food into snack packs, which will be put to immediate use by children and families.
Before they got to work packing, students had the opportunity to learn more about the problem of food insecurity and why the work of the Food Bank is so important. Upper Schoolers met with representatives from Food Bank for New York and received a quick lesson on reading nutrition labels and how to identify healthy snacks; Lower Schoolers enjoyed readalouds by the Food Bank for New York team of Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt – a thoughtfully-told story about childhood hunger.
We are so grateful to our Community Service Co-Chairs, teachers, and Maintenance team for helping make this event such a success – it was truly a community effort.