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 Summary

In this project, students partner with a local organization to plan a large-scale community suppertype 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 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.

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