Have you noticed the LINK refrigerator at the back of the cafeteria? This year, Clearview Elementary joins three other elementary schools in the Herndon area to donate purchased, unopened and unused food to the LINK “Rescue The Food” project. This project literally rescues food that would otherwise be thrown away and donates it to LINK, where it is given to those who need it. Clearview students have donated their unwanted breakfast and lunch items such as milk, juice, applesauce, yogurt, hummus and a variety of fresh fruit to this program. Parent volunteers pick up and deliver the donations twice per week to the LINK pantry for distribution.
The Banana Muffin Project is part of this effort. This Girl Scout program seeks to use the bananas that Clearview students don’t want and would otherwise throw away with their trash at lunch, and bakes them into delicious muffins, breads and cookies that are then donated to local homeless shelters and low income senior centers. Kids don’t seem to like bananas with brown spots on them, but our Girl Scouts know that these spotty bananas make the tastiest baked goods.
Would you like to help support The Banana Muffin Project? The Girl Scouts of Cadette Troop 1255 could use all sorts of baking supplies… flour, sugar and so on. Donations to offset the cost of baking supplies are welcome, too. If you would like to help the Scouts with their community service project, please contact Marcy Brizzolara at (firstname.lastname@example.org).