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2016 Service-Learning Symposium: Eat Right, Future Bright

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Eat Right, Future Bright

Authors: Calen Campbell, Jessica Heidt, Kyle Marona, Raegan Thompson, and Peyton Watersand

Faculty Supervisor: Nicole Masano, MSN

Abstract:

In Community Health Nursing, a service-learning project was conducted in partnership with Burroughs-Molette Elementary School’s Communities in Schools. Through meetings we identified 250 students out of 400 students lacking in basic physiological needs such as food when not attending school. Beginning January 21st joint efforts commenced on conducting a food drive with drop off locations extending from Woodbine, Georgia to Lyons, Georgia. Along with collecting nonperishable food items, monetary donations were also provided by local businesses to assist with purchasing more food items to meet the needs of these students. The food drive ended March 20th and 122 boxes with weeks worth of food were donated to Burroughs-Molette Elementary School’s Communities in Schools to send home with some of the students in need of food items over Spring Break.