Stacey leads a group of students at one of our recent Dinner Party Project events.
We’re thrilled to see our program director, Stacey Ornstein, highlighted for her work outside of Spoons in the Epoch Times. The article discusses Stacey’s passion for teaching food preparation skills to children, as well as the need for more free classes so that families of any income level can participate.
We are currently seeking volunteers for our annual Food Miles Relay programming. This is a great, hands-on program in which students around New York City get to learn about local food and how far various foods must travel from their origin before they are ultimately consumed. Kids will learn why local food is fresher and how to pay attention to where different foods come from, all while having fun and being physically active!
The program will take place in schools around NYC from May 21-25th, and there will be a mandatory volunteer training on May 8th at the Institute of Culinary Education at 50 West 23 Street in Manhattan. If you’re interested in participating as a volunteer, please complete the volunteer registration form and return it by Monday, April 30th to our program director, Stacey Ornstein at Stacey@SpoonsAcrossAmerica.org.
We hope you can participate and look forward to meeting you!
We had a fabulous time last week working with students from PS 102, PS 295 and more during our annual Agriculture Literacy Week programming! The students had a chance to read a story with a Spoons volunteer, taste apples and even start their own bean seedlings! We’re thrilled with the results and looking forward to more opportunities for programs like this.
Spoons is excited and proud to support the release of the new film, The Apple Pushers. This film follows five immigrants who have become part of an exciting experiment to bring more fresh fruits and vegetables to areas of New York City where, often, fresh produce is difficult to come by.
Check out the trailer to see why we’re so excited!
We’re seeking volunteers to read and leadcurriculum for our upcoming Agriculture Literacy Week (ALW) program. Volunteers are in the classroom during (approximately) 1-hour class periods for our program week of March 19th. Please see the Volunteer Letter and complete the Volunteer Registration to find out more or to participate in this and future programs.
Registration deadline extended to February 13th.
Spoons, in conjunction with Cornell University’s New York Agriculture in the Classroom, hosts Agriculture Literacy Week. The program fosters awareness, understanding, and appreciation of agriculture and the food and fiber system. This year’s ALW includes reading the book Seed, Soil, Sun (American Farm Bureau’s 2011 “Book of the Year”). Each participating classroom receives an educator guide with classroom learning opportunities, a free copy of the book, plus one for the school library. More about the program is available on our website.