Senior Meal Share

This Senior Meal Share activities & project also includes:

Senior citizens are among the growing population of Americans facing food insecurity. Middle and high schoolers work on a service learning project focused on a senior meal share, inviting seniors in their community to join them for a healthy meal and friendly companionship.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Consider bringing meals to homebound seniors if they are unable to attend an event, or bringing the event to a local retirement community
  • Set up a pen pal program between students and seniors in the community before hosting the event
  • Create an interdisciplinary project between social studies, health, and culinary arts when discussing societal hunger and/or nutritional eating
Classroom Considerations

  • The first step may require days or even weeks of research before embarking on the rest of the project
Pros

  • Emphasizes the importance of community involvement and service projects
  • Connects learners with the needs of seniors in their neighborhood
Cons

  • None