The Food & Friends Service
Learning Program provides students with the opportunity to relate classroom
learning to real world experiences while instilling the value of community
service. In addition to packing and delivering meals for Food &
Friends’ clients, students will participate in a fun and educational activity.
Through this program, students will gain valuable knowledge and see,
first-hand, how their service impacts the lives of children and adults facing
HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.
Three Basic Program Types
Program: integrates classroom activities with volunteer opportunities
Building Training: teaches life skills to middle and high school students through volunteer service work
- After-School Volunteer Program: opportunity for high school students to earn community service hours
How Students Benefit
Packing and delivering meals for
Food & Friends is a fun and fulfilling experience that provides students
with a break from the traditional classroom setting and brings learning to
life. The tasks students will complete also teach them to follow instructions, work
together efficiently, and gain an important perspective on issues such as
HIV/AIDS and nutrition.
Our Service Learning Program is a convenient and
customizable activity- based development tool. When planning a Service Learning experience, Food
& Friends' staff works closely with school educators to tailor each
activity to meet the specific needs of each school regarding subject matter,
length of activity and number of visits to ensure a unique learning experience.
How it Works
Select 10-20 students, 7th grade or older, to participate
your volunteer days; Monday-Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:00-3:00pm
Learning activities are Monday-Thursday
can choose topics which are relevant to their class and students interests.
Activities run 20-60 minutes and can be done at Food & Friends or the
- Plan transportation. Shuttle service available from the Fort Totten Metro Station
Contact Luisa Furstenberg-Beckman, Service Learning Coordinator, to participate in the program at email@example.com or (202) 269-6832.