Project Change Challenge 1 – “Feed the Hungry”
SFS Architecture’s Project Change Team tackled “Feed The Hungry” for our first challenge. We selected to work with Community LINC, a non-profit group that provides transitional housing for the homeless in Kansas City, taking a holistic approach aimed at developing self-sufficient families over the long term. Community Linc currently has 24 families living in their facility, all with children. The goal of our first challenge was to aide those transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency by stocking up their pantry and providing some tips for creating healthy, economic, quick meals for themselves and their families.
Our team developed a cookbook of fast, easy, healthy recipes that we gave to each of the 24 families along with 2 large reusable grocery bags stuffed to the brim with pasta and recipe ingredients. The donation was made possible by a generous contribution from team member American Italian Pasta Company of over 500 bags/boxes of pasta and $500 for the recipe ingredients. In addition, we held two classes with the parents where we provided dinner for them and held a discussion on fast, economical cooking ideas. Both evenings were lively events with parents and team members sharing their favorite tips and recipes. The families went home with their bags of groceries, recipe books and some new ideas. The wide array of activities that were involved with our challenge including, making the recipe book, partaking in the pasta sorting party and attending the programming nights at Community Linc, allowed team members to get involved in a variety of ways.