School Turns Leftover Cafeteria Food Into Frozen, Take-Home Meals To Give To Students In Need

A local nonprofit company partnered itself with an Indiana school district to make sure kids have enough to eat. Elkhart Community Schools, in the northern part of Indiana, saw how much food they had left each week.

They also noticed that some of their students may be without food on the weekends when they go home from school. This issue partnered with the leftovers the school accumulates from making school breakfasts and lunches, there seemed like there needed to be a solution reached. That’s where Cultivate Culinary, a South Bend-based nonprofit stepped in. Jim Conklin an employee of Cultivate Culinary told WSBT 22 News,

“Mostly, we rescue food that’s been made but never served by catering companies, large food service businesses, like the school system,” adding, “You don’t always think of a school.”