Bring Your Class to Glean for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Hello,

Looking for a great way to inspire your students, but can’t find the funds you need to make it happen? Check out the Target® Field Trip Grants program.

Target is working with non-profit organizations to spread the word about Field Trip Grants. This year, Target will award 5,000 grants of up to $700 to help fund field trips to great educational destinations.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida partners with The Society of St. Andrew to glean excess produce from farms and provide them to the hungry in our community.  School groups are able to participate in gleanings at local farms while incorporating a variety of lesson plans including: 

– Agriculture
– Nutrition
– Migrant Issues
– Civics

We would be excited if your class would apply for a field trip grant to visit a local produce farm. All food gleaned from these field trips would be donated to Second Harvest and then distributed throughout the community.

Winter/Spring Gleaning Schedule  2010 – 2011

 January   
Variety of citrus in most counties throughout Central Florida
Cabbage in Lake County

 February
Variety of citrus in most counties throughout Central Florida
Cabbage in Lake County

 March
Variety of citrus in most counties throughout Central Florida
Cabbage in Lake County
Strawberries in Hillsborough County

April
Variety of citrus in most counties throughout Central Florida
Cabbage, cucumbers in Lake County
Strawberries, squash, zucchini, eggplant in Hillsborough County

 May 
Corn, cucumbers, cabbage, squash in Lake County
Squash, melons in Hillsborough County
Citrus in Volusia County

 Want to learn more and apply for a Target Field Trip Grant? Visit www.Target.com/grants for details.

Have a great school year,

Brady Koch
Director of Agency Relations and Programs

2 thoughts

  1. “This is such a great opportunity for students to visit a real farm and not only see where fresh food is grown, but also know that they are providing needy children with nutritious produce they would not otherwise have access to” says one of Society of St. Andrew’s faithful volunteers, a high school teacher who writes a grant every year in order to bring students to the farm to glean for the hungry. Contact Society of St. Andrew to schedule your group to glean for the hungry. Barbara Sayles, Director; sosafl@endhunger.org; 407-650-1956; http://www.endhunger.org/fl

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