Thursday, October 25, 2007

Bend High Culinary Students Feed Students in Need

EVENT DATE/TIME: October 30, 3:30-4:40 p.m.
LOCATION: Entrees Made Easy, in the Bend River Promenade, next to Macy’s

(Bend, OR) Students from Louise Markland’s Bend High School Culinary Arts program will donate their time and skills to prepare meals for fellow students in need. Working in the Entrees Made Easy kitchen and using fresh ingredients donated by the business, students will assemble ready-to-cook meals for the local Family Access Network (FAN) program.

Brenda Rachels, FAN advocate for Bend High and Mountain View High students, will help deliver the meals to students and their families who need this vital community support.

FAN works within our local schools — the Bend-LaPine, Redmond and Sisters districts — to link children and families to critical support, such as nutritious meals, dental work, job opportunities, clothing, rent assistance, childcare support, health insurance, or whatever the child needs.

Entrees Made Easy
recently launched a year-long effort to ‘adopt’ 10 children each month by donating the funds necessary to fund FAN advocates for them. A FAN advocate can provide services to one student for an entire year for just $100. According to FAN program director Julie Lyche, FAN especially needs community support right now because of reduced funding and a growing school population.

Last year, the Bend High Culinary Team won the National Culinary Management Championships. Six students from the Culinary Arts program, 16- and 17-year-olds, volunteered for the meal preparation project.

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