This year, the third grade has partnered with Second Helpings Atlanta for a yearlong community engagement project. The nonprofit organization fights hunger by rescuing surplus food and delivering it to those in need.
This past fall, Second Helpings Executive Director Joe Labriola spoke to the third grade and explained all about food rescue, reducing hunger and food waste in Atlanta.
As a follow-up to his visit, students decorated lunch bags and assembled sack lunches for Second Helpings at their Hanukkah party on Dec. 7. They also wrote short notes to include in the bags. Parents Angie Smith and Leigh Segall helped coordinate the activity.