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Project Title:
Feeding the Hungry
Initiative:
School Name:
Arborg Early Middle Years School
School board / First Nations school jurisdiction:
Evergreen School Division
Project Theme:
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Subject Areas:
City:
Arborg
Province/Territory:
Manitoba
Community Partners:
Winnipeg Harvest

Feeding the Hungry

Empty Bowls
Students will design, make and paint fired clay bowls. They will pre-sell their bowl to a sponsor - $15 per bowl. Students will then hold an Empty Bowls supper. They will make and serve soup and chile to their sponsor in the bowl that was made for them, and will also sit down to eat with their sponsor. The funds raised will go to Winnipeg Harvest. Students will go on a field trip to visit Winnipeg Harvest to present the funds raised in person. While there, they will take part in a volunteer activity at Harvest. They will also attend another citizenship/related activity on the field trip, such as a tour of the legislature or a visit to the Humane Society (as can be arranged at the time).

Update (July-04-12)

Thirty seven students from gr. 5-8 took part in our Empty Plates project. We charged $15 per plate, all of which will go directly to Winnipeg Harvest. Featured in this photograph are Eva and Sarah, who are sanding the rough edges on the clay plates before they are sent for firing.

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The students painted their empty plates especially to suit the donors who sponsored the plate.

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Students planned their field trip to Winnipeg Harvest to deliver the $585 raised through the empty plate sales. The grade 5/6 boys also held a Boy's Night, and targeted their $105 raised for the Winnipeg Humane Society. It was decided that the field trip would include a visit and tour of the Winnipeg Humane Society as well as a tour and volunteering afternoon at Winnipeg Harvest.

Update (July-04-12)

We went on our field trip to Winnipeg. In addition to touring the Winnipeg Humane Society and presenting our donation of $105, students donated dog treats, cat litter, toys, cash and Canadian Tire money. Then we went to Winnipeg Harvest, where we presented our cheque for $585 plus some food items donated by some students. The students had a tour and then spent the afternoon sorting and packing cull potatoes into boxes to be delivered to other food banks.

Update (July-04-12)

Students helped to bake the goodies needed for the Empty Plates luncheon. Due to a community tragedy involving one of our members, it was decided to just send the plates home with the students. We took pictures of the completed plates and then loaded them with the goodies to go home. A project complete and well done!

Update (July-04-12)

Another project we were working on at the same time as the Empty Plates project was a penny drive for our sponsored child, Jayden, through World Vision. We collected pennies for the month of June. Our goal was to raise the $480 for a year's sponsorship, but we came up short at just over $300. We decided to donate the rest of our imagineaction grant to cover the full year's sponsorhip.

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Jillian with her fresh clay plate. Now it has to dry.

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A freshly made batch of plates.

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Eva and Sarah sanding the rough plates edges before painting can be done.

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Painting the plates before sending them to be fired.

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The plates are finished! Gr. 7/8's show off the finished product.

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Some Gr. 5/6's show off their finished plates.

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We baked all the goodies that went to the sponsors on the finished plates.

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Our visit to Winnipeg Humane Society.

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Our president, Kayla, presenting Winnipeg Humane Society with their cheque from the boys' night.

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Our visit to Winnipeg Harvest.

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Kayla presenting Winnipeg Harvest with their cheque for $585

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Nicole liked the cats at the Humane Society, and they liked her too!

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The students worked to sort, pack and move the cull potatoes at Winnipeg Harvest. We went through a couple thousand pounds of potatoes in two hours.

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Kelsey hopped into a bin to finish the sort. There were some rotten ones in there, but she didn't mind!