Small Things Matter: Kokua Foods

  • Location
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Status
  • Age Level
    Any Age

The Problem

Hunger in our community

Our Plan

Increasing food rescue efforts to feed food insecure individuals in our community

Themes Addressed

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    Climate Change
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    Food Insecurity
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

The project went very well. We had a group of MS/HS teens that helped distribute rescued food on Tuesdays 1x/month. Our group sorted and set up tables of food for the families to choose from. Doing it this way rather than packing the bags for the helped reduce food waste because families only took the foods they enjoyed.

Through this project I/we learned:

Through this project we learned how to work with one another and how to treat the families with kindness and respect.

What I/we might change:

If we did this project again I would change it by having families sign up to receive food ahead of time. This would ensure that we could distribute the food fairly to all attending.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

My favorite part of this project was meeting all the little children.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

One thing that put all the families at ease was smiling at them and saying hello and goodbye. Some families might feel ashamed about coming to get food and we found that talking to them was helpful in breaking the ice.

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