Wednesday, January 12, 2011

BCS Battles Hunger!

BCS Battles Hunger

At BCS, one of our community service learning missions is to become educated about world and local hunger and to become part of the solution. The purpose of this page is to offer families a service learning opportunity for MLK Day and to place this opportunity in the context of our ongoing BCS effort to learn and contribute to this battle against hunger.

On Monday, January 17, 2011 BCS families are invited to join the staff of BCS who will be participating in a food packaging event sponsored by Kids Against Hunger in the Groves High School cafeteria.
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The BCS staff will be participating from 1:00-3:15pm.
Why: 50,000 meals will be packaged and sent to Kenya and the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.
Bonus: Hunger workshops will be held throughout the afternoon, with two workshops specifically for children: Seaholm Drama Club (presenting from 1:00-2:00pm and 4:00-5:00pm) and Volunteer Africa (presenting from 2:30-3:30pm and 5:30-6:30pm).
Suggested Donation: $5/person or $15/family to help buy supplies.
Additional Opportunity: Bring a canned food item to Groves on 1/17 for City Mission.
For more information on this event, please see the attached flyer.

Putting this Opportunity into Context…
On December 15, BCS students participated in a kick-off assembly where guest speakers discussed hunger: hunger in the city of Detroit and about how students can help those in need locally; the global issue of hunger, barriers that cause hunger in different areas of the world and about how students can become part of the solution; Kids Against Hunger in Michigan and about the efforts of KAH to package food and deliver the food to both local areas and Kenya.
On December 17, the BCS Spirit Committee ran a “Hats to Fight Hunger Day”. Students were able to purchase a hat pass for $1. The BCS students raised $470 that day which was donated to Kids Against Hunger. In doing so, BCS became an official sponsor of Kids Against Hunger.
On December 18, many BCS staff, their families and BCS families met to assemble food baskets and deliver the food to families in the Brightmoor area of Detroit, courtesy of City Mission. Thank you to all the families who participated and made this possible.
Hunger is not going away and BCS is committed to making this an ongoing mission. The BCS staff is integrating the issue of hunger into the curriculum, the Spirit Committee is planning more Hats to Fight Hunger Days and additional learning opportunities and hands on activities are being planned. The BCS community is an incredible group of people and together we can make an amazing impact on the world.

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