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  • Shared Harvest
    Over the past 38 years, SHF has grown to distribute food to over 90 charitable organizations in five Southwestern Ohio Counties; Butler, Darke, Miami, Preble and Warren. In 2020, SHF distributed 11 million pounds of food through our membership in these five southwest Ohio Counties. SHF also continues to act as a regional agent for the administration and distribution of USDA TEFAP commodities through four sister foodbanks, serving an additional 26 counties in Ohio.

Project Description

Contemporary Cuisine Students organized a school-wide canned food drive to donate to our local food bank, Shared Harvest.
We worked with Shared Harvest to plan our project.
Our class was able to donate over 500 lbs. of food before the holidays for families in need.

Content: The top 3 things I learned from this showcase were:

It takes time, patience, and hard-work to plan a school-wide drive.
Our community relies heavily on Shared Harvest to feed local families in need.
This project has helped students recognize they can make a difference in the community in which they live.

Culture: This project relates or connects to my family, background, peers, community or my own personal interests in these ways:

For this project we worked directly with Shared Harvest Food Bank in Fairfield, Ohio. Student in first bell were encouraged to bring in can food items to donate. The classes that brought in the most canned food items would receive a cookies/milk party provided by Contemporary Cuisine classes. Making it a competition sparked the interest of many students. In weeks before the drive, students made announcements and hung flyers around the school.

Metacognition: In reflection, one thing that I would have done differently during my journey with this showcase is:

If we were doing this project again, we would spend more time promoting the project and giving daily results in who was leading the contest.

Social/Emotional: One thing I am most proud of by completing this showcase is:

We are most proud that we were able to help feed families in our community during this holiday season. It is an incredible feeling to know that we were able to collect 500 lbs. of food to donate to help the town Fairfield.

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