K-12 Food Rescue Functional Academic Curriculum
The K-12 Food Rescue toolkit provides resources for both teachers and students to be engaged in the Food Rescue activity at their school.Additional tools are found at these links: Free Online Tracking Tool, Live Impact Dashboard, Food Waste Calculator.
The K-12 Food Rescue Tool Kit was designed by a Middle School Teacher, Carolyn Crafton Brooks, for her Functional Academic Program. She created a "business" learning environment by establishing job descriptions, applications to fill out, interviewing opportunities, marketing processes, and program management.
K-12 Food Rescue can be so much more than caring for our environment, and providing a food insecurity solution. Implementing the K-12 Food Rescue Program using the K-12 Food Rescue Tool Kit not only teaches students to value food through a #FoodIsNotTrash campaign, but it also teaches them to value one another and develop real like job skills related to teamwork that will positively impact their future employment opportunities.
Toolkit Content: Top 10 Ideas for Student Leaders, Food Rescue Job Application, Food Rescue Manager,Food Rescue Student Coach, Food Rescue Gastherer/Heavy Lifter, Food Rescue Sorter, Food Rescue Counter, Food Rescue Announcements, Food Rescue Recognition.
Top 10 Food Rescue Student Leader Ideas
As your students become more engaged in Food Rescue activities, these ideas will enrich their experience. Most are independent activities that only take some encouragement to get started. Once you review them with your students, encourage them to brainstorm their own ideas and email them to Food Rescue.
Example Food Rescue Job Application
It is an important skill to articulate why you want to do a particular job and how to fill out an application. Included here, is a sample job application for various Food Rescue activity that your school may engage in.
Student Coach/Job Coach Assistant - Food Rescue Job Description
The student coach/job coach assistant works with another student one on one to help them learn how to do a new job. The student coaches with their voice without doing the job for the student who is learning. They also encourage the new employee and help them feel successful at their new job.
Gatherer/Heavy Lifter - Food Rescue Job Description
The manager is in charge of making sure the entire job of sorting, counting, labeling, and packing of the food is done well, not only by the manager, but also by the other employees.
Sorter - Food Rescue Job Description
The Sorter is in charge of sorting all the food into the categories labeled on the boxes. This person needs to understand the different types of foods and all the different categories. There can be 2-3 Sorters on the job.
Announcements - Examples
Several sample announcements are here. Help save the food from being thrown away!! Ms./Mr. _________ class is teaming with Food Rescue this year to help Save the Food! Instead of throwing away an unopened or packaged food item after lunch, place it in the Food Rescue bin......