This year, the third grade has focused its community-engagement efforts on Second Helpings Atlanta, an organization that strives to reduce hunger and food waste in metro Atlanta by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need.
During the fall semester, Second Helpings Executive Director Joe Labriola visited Pace to ensure students had a complete understanding of the organization, and students participated in several related community-engagement activities. This past week, at their Valentine’s Day party, third graders decorated paper lunch bags with notecards and drawings and packed 60 lunches to be distributed by Second Helpings.
Second Helpings is always looking for food donors and volunteer drivers. Drivers rescue food from a network of donors, transport it to one of Second Helpings Atlanta’s partner agencies and return home or to their place of work in 90 minutes or less. To learn about becoming a food donor, to donate or to join Second Helpings’ community of volunteer drivers, visit secondhelpingsatlanta.org or email VolunteerRecruiter@secondhelpings.info.