We Bitches truly love and support the amazing work D.C. Farm to School Network is doing for kids in our city’s public schools (we’ve witnessed it first-hand; read about that here). On May 25, the group will be in full force in public schools all over the city for the second annual Strawberries & Salad Greens event, where they’ll serve local berries and greens and educate students in school cafeterias about where food comes from.
But in order to do that, they need your help. They’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate volunteers to help serve all that goodness and help staff the educational tables in schools around the city. This is a lunchtime event on Wednesday, May 25, and it requires a couple hours of training beforehand on Thursday, May 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. (at a Metro-accessible location, to be announced) where volunteers will meet their school contacts.
Fresh, locally-grown strawberries and salad greens will be featured in school meals in participating public, charter and private schools. School contacts (parents, teachers, and school staff) at approximately 30 schools will help coordinate the tables in the cafeterias during the event to get kids excited about the farm-to-table process. Volunteers will work typically in pairs with those school “point people” to engage students just after they get their school lunch from the lunch line. The tables will have plants, maps, posters, pictures, stickers and more to remind kids where their food comes from.
It’s a great way to get involved, and help teach kids about good, healthy food. We hope you’ll join us and the D.C. Farm to School Network. Everything you need to know about volunteering can be found on this one-pager or in this list of volunteer FAQs. If you’re interested in volunteering at a table, you must fill out this Table Volunteer Form. Then they will contact you with more details. If you have questions that you can’t find the answer to, just email Nora White at [email protected].
If you are a parent or teacher, learn more here about celebrating the event at your D.C. school by clicking here.