Photo:On March 27 at the RCDSB meeting, students and faculty from Fellowes High School discussed the success of their Fellowes Fresh Food Project. Pictured here (from left) are Mckenna Boland, Fresh Food Project co-organizer Heather Witt, Tracy Estabrooks, co-organizer Sandi Theilheimer, Lydia Neigel, Christina Gravelle-St.Pierre, Hailey Hartwig, and school board trustee Leo Boland.

Fellowes High School is hoping to get the community more involved with their Fresh Food Project.

Fellowes’ Fresh Food Project was founded more than two years ago, in an attempt to increase awareness about local food production and food security issues.

Funded in part by grants from the Renfrew County Child Poverty Action Network’s Good EGG Program along with Farm to School and Sustain Ontario, the Fresh Food Project now includes a greenhouse, an outdoor garden and Fellowes’ Fresh Pickins’ Salad Bar.

According to Fresh Food Project co-organizer Sandi Theilheimer, the project has successfully allowed them to achieve their goal by getting “more healthy local foods on the minds, on the plates, and in the mouths of students by engaging students and communities in gardening, cooking, preserving, purchasing and serving healthy local foods at their schools”.

On March 27, Theilheimer was joined by fellow co-organizer Heather Witt and a few FHS students as they delivered a special presentation in front of the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB).

The group discussed the continued success of the Fresh Food Project, how the project has positively engaged the students, and their plans to grow the initiative into the future. READ MORE

By Celina Ip

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