Donate a Box of Produce to Families in Need for Thanksgiving
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The last date listed for Donate a Box of Produce to Families in Need for Thanksgiving was Sunday November 27, 2005 / Midnight.
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“There is no better gift than to teach a young person about helping someone else. The generous support of Goldstar Events members truly helps make a new life possible for our students.” —Mimi Silbert, President, Delancey Street Foundation; Headmaster Life Learning Academy
Each $10 donation makes a nice box of produce. Here’s what will be put in each box:
*Fruit: *(1) 5 apples, (2) 6 persimmons, (3) 3 lemons
*Veggies: *(1) Kale/Collard Greens, (2) Swiss chard, (3) onion and green onions, (4) radishes, (5) lettuce (6) carrots
*Herbs: *(1) Garlic, (2) rosemary, (3) mint, (4) basil, (4) oregano
*Specials: *(1) Cilantro Pesto, (2) Ornamental mini-gourds
The boxes will be made up and delivered by Life Learning Academy students to Treasure Island families that have been homeless for the holidays.
About the Life Learning Academy’s Organic Opportunities Program
Nothing is more important to human life than food. Our health and well-being as individuals, as communities, and as a society relates directly to how we produce or acquire, distribute, and consume our food.
Life Learning Academy’s Organic Opportunities uses food as tool to engage students in academic learning, vocational training, and personal development. By involving students in every component of the food system, Organic Opportunities also aims to alter students’ relationship with food, inspiring them to develop healthy lifelong eating habits and share that new knowledge with the surrounding community.
Organic Opportunities consists of four distinct classes: (1) Garden/Business, (2) Nutrition, (3) Culinary Arts, and (4) Math/Construction. Together students in these four classes develop and manage all components of the Organic Opportunities enterprise—-a backyard mini-farm and produce business.
Whether students are researching greenhouse designs, tabulating results from a market research questionnaire, analyzing the nutritional content of salsa, or discovering new and delicious ways to prepare Swiss chard, all coursework relates directly to the Organic Opportunities enterprise, and ultimately to student and community health and well-being.
Students in Organic Opportunities classes demonstrate their new knowledge and skills in a variety of ways throughout the year. One event is to share the produce we have grown with the formerly homeless families that are living on Treasure Island.
About the Ticket Supplier: Life Learning Academy
Life Learning Academy (LLA), a diploma-granting San Francisco Unified School District Charter School founded in 1998 by the Delancey Street Foundation, serves 75 high-risk youths, 14-18 years old, who have not been successful in traditional school settings for a variety of reasons. Life Learning Academy uses project-based learning to motivate youths, engage them in learning and provide opportunities to develop responsibility, judgment, and the skills necessary for productive adulthood.