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.
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.
Contact Luisa Furstenberg-Beckman, Service Learning Coordinator, to participate in the program at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 269-6832.