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Summer Shined on All of Us…
Summer brought lots of sunshine and a bountiful harvest. Read about all the ways we spread sunshine this summer below….

Junior Green Youth Farm Students Shine at the Open House

More than 80 community members came to our Open House to learn more about all that our JGYF students learned during their 8-week program.

 

Our Seventh Annual Junior Green Youth Farm (JGYF) Open House was a stunning success. Families and community members came to our garden on a beautiful sunny day to celebrate our students. We listened as our JGYF students proudly presented on pollinators, garden pests, soil, field trips, nutrients of the rainbow, how JGYF gives back, composting, and more. Nutritious wraps, carrot cake bars, and rhubarb muffins made by our Junior/Master Chef programs had our guests raving! Overall, the Open House showed the amazing growth of our JGYF students, who were so proud to have brought so many neighbors together.

Produce Shines at RCH and in the Community
   

Fresh produce is taking center stage this summer!

Thanks to Food Share Food, Imperfect Produce, Liberty Prairie Farms, Windy City Youth Farms and other local farmers excess produce does not go to waste. RCH distributed, cooked, and handed it out as meals to community members. Since January of 2019 RCH has rescued over 18,000 pounds of produce, with the bulk of it rescued this summer. RCP is able to create delicious recipes with lots of fresh produce and vegetables, which is not something that many families would normally enjoy. 

Produce is also incorporated into the RCH junior and master chef programs. The realities of food insecurity often mean that kids are hungrier during the summer months. Without school in session, families can’t rely on free or reduced lunch programs to subsidize the expense of feeding their children. This is the 6th summer that RCH is proud to say that we fed community youth through our programs. As a bonus, the kids had fun learning recipes and preparing their own meals!

RCP Shines the Spotlight on Graduates

RCP Class 8 Top L to R: Carmina, D’Angelo, Chef Clay, Michael, Teresa, Omar, Tyrona, and our kitchen manager Maribel

The red carpet has become a tradition and it was rolled out again for RCP graduating class number 8! Six students graduated on Friday, July 26th in front of a packed room of family and friends.We have given back over 14,000 meals to the community since January 2018, and our most recent graduates were eager and passionate about our mission to give back.  

Join us for Oktoberfest!

Our students’ success deserves to be celebrated! Join us at Roberti Culinary Pathway’s Oktober Fest: Prost to Success event. 

 

  1. Our office laptop is no longer able to work without being connected to the charger! We use our laptop for all of our data entry, for our slide shows, and for homework projects for our kids. We need a donation of new or gently used laptop so that we are best equipped to do our work!
  2. All of the generous donations we have received to help us in our gardening efforts have been well received. However, we are in need of expanded space so that we are able to store these items at both locations. We are in need of a shed which is approximately 7 x 7 feet
  3. Yoga and physical activities are some of our communities favorite programs! We are currently looking for a volunteer yoga instructor to help for our once weekly yoga class! We are also looking for a volunteer to lead physical activities for our kids in our Afterschool program!1. Our office laptop is no longer able to work without being connected to the charger! We use our laptop for all of our data entry, for our slide shows, and for homework projects for our kids. We need a donation of new or gently used laptop so that we are best equipped to do our work!                                                                                                                                              2. All of the generous donations we have received to help us in our gardening efforts have been well received. However, we are in need of expanded space so that we are able to store these items at both locations. We are in need of a shed which is approximately 7 x 7 feet.                                                                                                                                                                      3. Yoga and physical activities are some of our communities favorite programs! We are currently looking for a volunteer yoga instructor to help for our once weekly yoga class! We are also looking for a volunteer to lead physical activities for our kids in our Afterschool program!

 

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