There was one young man in the class I spoke with today that is pretty fired up about getting Food Rescue going at Shortridge. He had a lot of really good questions about how to launch a program and more importantly how to keep it going. This is what it takes. While it is imperative to get the support of school leaders, I believe it's equally if not more important to get buy-in from students. They will solve this problem if we give them the resources and the room to do it. Right next door to Shortridge is The Butler Lab School which is also working on launching a Food Rescue program. It is really exciting to me to think about the mentoring possibilities the high school could have with the younger kids at the elementary level. I am also fully expecting the older kids to learn a thing or two from their younger counterparts. I can't wait to see what comes out of these exceptional young leaders! My challenge for you today is to check out the getting started page at k12FoodRescue.com. Do you know of a teacher or a student who can lead the Food Rescue effort in their school? It's time to stop wishing and start doing!
Food Rescue Lead Program Director