School Turning Unused Food For Students Into Take-Home Meals!

A school district in Indiana is taking steps to make sure children have enough to eat - even when they're not at school.

Students at Woodland Elementary usually get breakfast and lunch at school. But when they're home on the weekends, they may not have access to food.

That's where "Cultivate" comes in. The non-profit organization teamed up with the school to "rescue" unused food and turn it into weekend meals for a small group of students.

Cultivate rescues food that's been made but never served by catering companies, large food service businesses, like the school system. And over-preparing is just part of what happens. They take that well-prepared prepared food combine it with other food and make individual frozen meals out of it."

Currently 20 students are in the pilot food program. Those students receive a backpack every Friday with eight individual frozen meals.

The school system is hoping to expand the program to other schools in the future.

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