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STEER Student-Athletes Feed 350 Families at Free Farmer’s Market

On Thursday, August 13th, 2020, The PC Hunger Fighters, a group of Port Chester High School STEER student-athletes, gathered at the Drew St. senior apartments to host a “Free Farmer’s Market” event for their community.

Leading up to Thursday, the students had spent over two months preparing for their Free Farmer’s Market event through the framework of STEER’s Project-Based Learning program; as part of the program, students develop a project of their choice while they participate in a leadership course through Lead 4 Change.

Our 2020 program has expanded the capacity of the PC Hunger Fighters. Last summer, the group was nationally recognized for its vertical garden installation as a Summer 2019 Lead4Change Student Leadership Award winner. Given the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the students chose to continue their efforts towards combating the growing issue of food insecurity in Port Chester. The PC Hunger Fighters met virtually twice a week to establish their goals, outline a vision for their market, and connect with donors and partners as far as New Paltz, NY. Donations received included fresh fruit and vegetables, pantry staples, and dairy products. Over the summer, the full group met in person only on the day of the event. The PC Hunger Fighters distributed food to over 350 families in Port Chester including seniors, school district families, and community members who heard of the event via the students’ extensive social media marketing campaign. – Read More About the Event and STEER’s Work to Learn Opportunities

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