Teaching kids how to garden is a noble effort. Teaching them to give to the needy is even better. Two educators at Maine-Endwell’s Homer Brink Elementary School are doing both at the same time. —
As reported by the Press & Sun Bulletin in Binghamton, N.Y., assistant principal Molly Goosman and fifth grade teacher Taylor Norton are simultaneously teaching children about gardening and volunteering, while also fighting hunger in their community.
The Spartan Garden is tended by students, teachers and parents. Nearly all of the vegetables grown in the garden are donated to needy families in the district or to local soup kitchens. Some are sold, with proceeds used to buy food for families in need.
“It’s always a good thing when children learn how to grow food in a garden,” said Allen Baler, Partner at 4Patriots LLC. Baler’s company provides a variety of products to help people become more self-reliant and independent, including 4Patriots Survival Food.
“It’s even better when children learn how important and rewarding it is when they reach out to help the needy with the fruits of their labor. We at 4Patriots commend the school for this program and hope that many hungry people get fed and that kids begin a lifelong quest to serve the less fortunate.”
All 4Patriots Survival Food items are non-GMO, mostly sourced from the “fresh produce” category and packed in the U.S. Nearly every item – for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks – has a 25-year shelf life, so it’s not necessary to periodically rotate stockpiles.
The food is dehydrated at its peak of freshness, using a patented $450,000 machine.
The 72-hour, one-week, four-week, three-month and one-year emergency food kits from 4Patriots are good tasting and nutritious.
“Having witnessed many extreme weather events in our country over the past several years, we know how often store shelves empty and supply chains get disrupted,” Baler said. “That’s why it’s essential to have survival food stockpiled. You just never know when you’re going to need it.”
The food in 4Patriots Survival Food kits can be prepared in less than 20 minutes and requires only boiling water. It’s contained in easy-to-store, space-age Mylar pouches, which keep out air, moisture and light. They are tucked inside tough, stackable totes that are discreet and store anywhere, including the basement, attic, garage, cabin or even an RV.
“Once a person has acquired survival food, they receive something else as a bonus,” Baler said. “And that’s peace of mind. Knowing one is ready for the next emergency puts one’s mind at ease. No matter what happens, they’ll be prepared.”
4Patriots Survival Food provides emergency food products that are shelf-stable for 25 years. 4Patriots Survival Food kits are made with food grown, harvested and packaged in the United States, and all of the meals are made without any genetically-modified products, preservatives or fillers. The kits are available in 72-hour, one-week, four-week, three-month and one-year supplies.
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