The Food Ark has organization wide service projects and partnerships it maintains to stay connected to the Triangle Area's needs and to introduce clubs to food insecurity. Each year we have a variety of new projects and pilots! These are independent of chapter endeavors which are their own and can likely be found on their social media.
The Seeds Project
The Seeds Project is a service project the Food Ark initiated in March 2021 in collaboration with Green Magnet Elementary School. The Food Ark provided a class of 30 third through sixth graders a pot, soil, and lettuce seeds. Every other week, the Food Ark would teach a nutrition or plant science related lesson to the kids through to the end of the semester. The finale of the curriculum would be the preparation of a nutritious recipe with the lettuce planted at the beginning of the semester.
YMCA Cary Partnership
The YMCA located in Cary is partnered with us as a sustainable volunteer opportunity. Any Food Ark Chapter that would like to get some gardening experience is free to schedule a volunteer session with them!
The Food Ark Scholarship
Any graduating high school senior who is a current Food Ark member, planning to attend a 4 year university is eligible to apply for the Food Ark Scholarship. The form opens March 1, 2021 and closes May 17, 2021 at 11:59PM. More details are located on our application form.