A volunteer ladles healthy food on a plate in a soup kitchen while a young African-American girl looks on.

Breaking Bread in Our Community

How can we plan and prepare a meal to feed people in our community?

Project Description

In this project, students partner with a local organization to plan a large-scale “community supper” type meal for members of the community. This meal could serve one of several possible purposes:

  • Feeding hungry community members

  • Honoring a specific group of people (elders, firefighters, volunteers)

  • Celebrating or commemorating a special event

  • Building neighborhood connections

  • Fundraising for a cause

Given a budget and an estimated number of attendees, students research recipes and food prices and identify quantities and costs of ingredients to develop a reasonable and actionable plan for the meal.