The BVSD School Food Project (SFP) believes that all children deserve daily access to fresh, flavorful and nutritious food made with wholesome, and when possible, local ingredients so that every child may thrive. In addition to feeding students healthy meals, SFP emphasizes lunchroom education programs to increase students’ food literacy and help them make informed decisions about the types and amounts of food they put in their bodies. All too often children have limited opportunities to learn continuously about food, farming and nutrition. Our program aims to help students make lifelong commitments that support better health and sustainable food systems.
In November 2015, we took over a greenhouse in an effort to expand our garden-as-a-classroom curriculum and support our 33 school gardens. We started over 6,000 plants to support schools, students and their families in creating a garden and growing their own food throughout the summer. This project will begin again in December 2017 and run through May 2018. In May, we'll host a Seed/Plant Sale, our major fundraiser for the year to support our farm to school and nutrition education work in schools.
Volunteering will include planting, transplanting, feeding, and watering. There may also be opportunities to work with school groups or student greenhouse interns.
You are invited to join us for weekly volunteering sessions, beginning January 13th, on Saturdays at 2pm.
- Environmental Education
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Volunteer Application