Culinary Kids Caring, the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES program, which prepares food for the homeless, is competing against 200 other community organizations, nation-wide for a $25,000 grant from State Farm’s Neighborhood Assist. The F. Donald Myers Education was selected to vie for one of 40 grants to continue its good work with Shelters of Saratoga.
To be awarded the grant, Culinary Kids Caring needs votes, which can be counted by logging into Facebook and searching for State Farm Neighborhood Assist. Fans of Culinary Kids Caring can cast 10 votes per day, on Facebook, until Monday, April 22. On April 29, the top 40 of the 200 will be announced via Facebook. Awardees will receive $25,000 each.
Chef Maureen Clancy, who is spearheading the effort, said her goal for Culinary Kids Caring is to “teach students the value of serving others as they provide the homeless with nutritious meals.”
The grant, if awarded, will be administered by Shelters of Saratoga and will go toward buying the food that the students prepare for its residents.
Currently, the students prepare donated food items for the homeless living in the area shelters.
“Guests of the shelter are responsible for preparing their own meals,” said Chef Clancy. “But they are not always as nutritious as they should be. Our students, our experts, will put together creative nutritious menus, schedule preparation assignments and provide manpower and labor to prepare the meals.”
More information is available at www.statefarm.com/neighborhoodassist.