BHS assisting with food insecurity locally

BHS assisting with food insecurity locally
Posted on 10/02/2023
BHS students team up to help ease food insecurity.

The Bellefontaine High School service learning classes are working in conjunction with Second Harvest Food Bank to bring quality groceries to local families in need.

The program is led by service learning coordinator Rick Reed.

The service learning class blends classroom work with authentic service missions to engage the students in the community.

Second Harvest delivers a few pallets of food each Monday. The class organizes the food into family boxes, then delivers the food to homes on Tuesday.

Reed shared, “We started the program last school year, but it took us awhile to get the logistics down. We're available to deliver to families in Bellefontaine, with a focus on referring families inside our city schools.

“There are several options locally for folks to get food. We work closely with Our Daily Bread along with Second Harvest, and we wanted to focus on the delivery option. We really are trying to reach working families who don't normally access local services but can still use a pick me up.

"It's a rewarding class to teach. We’re able to look deeply at issues affecting us locally. Food Insecurity is a complex issue with complex causes and solutions. We enjoy engaging in that and being a small part of the solution locally.”

Photo: BHS Service Learning students team up to help ease food insecurity in our community.

BHS students team up to help ease food insecurity.
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