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November 17, 2013

Healthier eating Food Hub’s goal


A planned event in October had to be cancelled due to a vendor not showing up, which left Rotarians “holding the bag.” The problem has been worked out and Huse assures there will be produce for those who come early on both dates, as the monthly event is a first-come, first-served basis.

WCS Director of Development Leslie Chalmers said the school is very service oriented, partnering with about 25 service organizations and groups throughout the world. The school’s student council, with help from parents and staff, works the hub every fourth Saturday with the work serving a two-fold purpose.

Chalmers said any left over bags from the Food Hub sales are purchased by parents and donated back to the school’s Meals on Wheels route every Friday to ensure everyone gets enough to eat.

She said the school’s secondary campus is working toward developing a community garden. It’s considered in the preliminary stages of a five-year plan to teach seventh and eighth graders how precious food is. Once the garden is constructed, the students will decide what vegetables go where and are considering allowing the public to have their own space in the area to grow their own vegetables.

“They are all gifts from God,” Chalmers said.

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