Darwin High Students Donate Meals to Foodbank
In the last few weeks of the school term Darwin High School Year 10 Food for Life students undertook an assessed group activity which required them to plan and prepare meals utilizing rescued food for Foodbank.
By teacher Vicki Potter
Yr 10 Food for Life students continue to work with Foodbank NT to help reduce food waste.
Each semester Food for Life students undertake a unit of work around food waste. The practical component sees students utilising food ‘rescued’ from Foodbank NT and converting this into meals. These meals are prepared in the commercial kitchen in Home Economics, frozen down and returned to Foodbank for their clients.
In their double lesson last week the students prepared 155 meals of curried sausages (24kg of sausages), quite a feat!
Some reflections from students:
I learned just how much food goes to waste.
It was good that we helped save food that could have gone to landfill.
What I enjoyed about this activity was that I was able to help people with food insecurity have something to eat and that I was giving back to people and helping the environment too.
I enjoyed making food for people that I knew needed it and would appreciate it. It feels good to give back to the community and help people with food insecurity.
Darwin High School would like to acknowledge and thank the following organisations for their ongoing support in this venture:
Asian United Food Service – donation of food grade take away containers
SBA Office National – donation of labels
Woolworths Darwin City – donation of short fall grocery items
Congratulations to everyone involved with yet another fantastic contribution to community.