By: Jo Louie, Garden Committee Chair
SCS’s Manna Project concluded this year with the delivery of two giant boxes of produce donated to the oldest Conejo Valley food bank organization, Manna. This brings our donation grand total for this academic year to 7 boxes and 13 bags of fresh, SCS Garden grown produce.
This contribution could not be possible without the partnership of the following dedicated adult volunteers: Namrata Dutta (parent), Judy Caples (grandma), Athena Fischer (community volunteer), Sonceriae Armstrong (parent), Alia Mathews (parent), as well as Alia’s husband, father in-law, also John Taillon (Mrs. Taillon’s husband) whom have assisted with their carpentry skills.
A big THANK YOU also goes out to the teachers and their classrooms that came to the Edible Lab to assist with Manna. A very special THANK YOU goes to Mrs. Baron and her 4th grade class, who had participated biweekly to this project. A very special bond was formed between all of us that have worked with the students. Getting the children to understand the magnitude of their deeds, and what they are doing to help contributing to our community, is a very gratifying experience. As Mrs. Baron’s class worked with the Manna Project the most, we feel especially close to these youth. Over the course of the year, they have grown and developed the kindred spirit to help and assist others in need, while at the same time taking care of the environment that provides us with life. We too share Mrs. Baron’s pride in the student’s accomplishments and growth as healthy, compassionate human being.
Thank you all for a wonderful year!!