I am pleased to announce that as a community we collected 190lbs of food during our food drive last week (with a few more items showing up this week). I’m especially happy about this because the food drive was my first real outreach action as Waldorf School of Baltimore’s Sustainability Coordinator. And the fact that you all made it so successful really has deepened my understanding of how lucky I am to be in this position. It is a grand thing indeed to see good things happen in the world and wonderful to know you were instrumental in their manifestation. Thank you all for your generous donations and making this drive so successful. I will be taking the food to the Maryland Food Bank within the next week just in time for the chilly holiday season. I’ll be sure to take a few photos to show you just where it it all went and what 190lbs of food looks like.
We conducted this food drive to honor World Food Day, which is October 16th annually. As stated on the UN website: The aim of the Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. Bringing good, healthy food to those in need in our city truly lives up to the sustainability adage “Think Globally, Act Locally.” In addition to fueling the drive, classroom teachers honored the day in ways intimately appropriate for their learners. And the 7th and 8th graders had hands-on experience with the benefits of cooperation and sharing food on the 3 day camping trip we took that week in the Shenandoah National Park (photos to come).
Thanks again everyone!