Sage School Farm to Table Feast 2016

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The Sage School 10th and 11th grade class had their very own “Restaurant Startup” premiere. They had a bit more than 36 hours to prepare, but these students pulled off a major catering feat of planning, cooking, serving and cleaning up over 100 plates–without a hitch. Held at Elkhorn Restaurant, the event was as a fundraiser for The Hunger Coalition was a rousing success, raising $6,500!

“The students put on the event that integrated lessons they had learned about our food and agricultural system throughout the entire year,” said Sage School’s Emma Drucker, Writing and Literacy and Human Ecology Teacher. “Students called farmers, asked what they had in season, created a menu that was responsive to the food available, and sourced all of the food for the feast,” added Drucker.

At every turn you could see the work that went in to planning this large event. “The students in charge of decorations decided to use vases that they salvaged from the recycling (many of them formerly food containers) to create eco-friendly decor.” said Drucker. They even designed the menu which included a greek salad, entrees of beef kebabs and a spring fettuccine and veggie pasta, and tiramisu for dessert almost all thumb_DSC_0225_1024of which was prepared by Sage School 10th-and 11th-graders.

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Thanksgiving Baskets 2015

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Wow! What a day at The Hunger Coalition! On November 23, over 100 dedicated volunteers came together and helped distribute nearly 400 Thanksgiving Baskets to community members in need! Baskets were complete with a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, cranberries and a homemade pumpkin pie courtesy of The Sage School, The Community School, Syringa Mountain School and Pioneer Montessori.

Thank you to the generous donations at Albertsons checkstands and direct donations from the community to help make this happen!! Also thanks to all the volunteers and participants who came together to make this special day possible. What a wonderful feeling helping provide a hearty, delicious holiday meal to all of our community members!

Special shout out to The Community Library, Hailey Public Library and Bellevue Public Library for organizing a book giveaway for kids! Families could choose from a huge table of books to give their youngsters.

Here are some touching testimonials from Thanksgiving Basket recipients:

“It will make it possible for our family give thanks and remind us how lucky we are to be part of such a great community.”
“Living with a limited income and thanksgiving being my favorite holiday, I can receive food which I can’t buy.”
“My family and I will be able to have our first thanksgiving together as a family which would make our day – we recently lost my brother.”
“I am on a fixed disability income and its hard at times. We don’t have alot to work with. This will give us an opportunity to have a family dinner together. Leftovers can be stretched too.”

Happy Holidays everyone!!

 

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Volunteer Spotlight: Sage School

We’d like to say “Muchas gracias!” to the spectacular Sage School team for all of their amazing work they’ve down for The Hunger Coalition! As faithful volunteers for the past six years, we truly don’t know what we’d do without them.

Highlights of their stellar work include: two groups of students who help out in the warehouse twice a week loading the mobile food bank van, stocking shelves and cleaning and organizing.sage school eggs

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Thanksgiving Baskets 2014

What a day! On November 24, dedicated volunteers  came together and helped distribute nearly 400 Thanksgiving Baskets to community members in need. Baskets were complete with a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, cranberries and a homemade pumpkin pie courtesy of The Sage School, The Community School, Syringa Mountain School and Pioneer Montessori.

Thank you to the donors, volunteers and participants who came together to make this special day possible. What a wonderful feeling helping provide a hearty, delicious holiday meal to all of our community members!

“Thank you so much for helping me give my family a nice Thanksgiving dinner. Without your help, I would not have been able to do it,” said Richie, a recipient of  a Thanksgiving Basket.

Happy Holidays everyone!!

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Making the Holidays Special on a Budget!

tgiving turkeySlack is here. The money saved from the busy summer is dwindling fast. Are you wondering how you’ll pull off Thanksgiving dinner this year, with only a few dollars left after being paid? The Hunger Coalition wants to help fill your table.

Holiday feasts are meant to add comforting contrast to the long, dark and cold days of winter.If you’re facing an empty holiday table this year, know that your community is here to help.

Thanks to generous donors, The Hunger Coalition is able to provide Thanksgiving Baskets full of wonderful holiday foods: even pie.  This year, The Sage School is partnering with Syringa Mountain School, Community School and Pioneer Montessori School to bake 400 homemade pies to accompany every Thanksgiving Basket.  This level of commitment is inspiring and deeply appreciated!

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