Hello Lunch Matters Supporters,
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and generosity at our Lunch Matters fundraiser.
We are thrilled to announce that your participation helped us raise over $130,000 so far
which allows us to break ground on our new kitchen this summer!
Our goal is to be fully operational by the first day of the 2013-2014 school year this fall
serving lunches to both our primary and middle school campuses.
The Edible Schoolyard program is a vital part of Larchmont West Hollywood's academic philosophy
and provides our students with much more than a quality lunch.
The program teaches the principles of eco-literacy through garden and kitchen class and classroom projects.
These concepts help our children understand their place in the world
and how to become responsible members of their community.
Check out the documentary of our program in action
Not only will the new kitchen be the cornerstone of our healthy and sustainable lunch program,
it will allow us to grow the entire ESY curriculum and support our school community.
Here are just a few of the exciting things we will be working on once the kitchen is fully operational:
- Tie kitchen classes into the preparation of school lunches
- Expand the participation of students in lunch menu planning
- Generate income opportunities for the school that students can plan and execute
(bake sales, fundraising dinners, selling muffins at school drop off!)
- Launch a 100% participation drive and work towards a price reduction for the lunch program
-Apply for universal breakfast funding and serve students breakfast 5 days a week
We hope you will continue on this journey with us as we expand and grow
to meet Alice Water's vision to revolutionize the way children think
about food, farming, community and the environment.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the following
for their help in making this special event a great success!
marsha guerrero and the edible schoolyard project
alan dunn and carondelet house
jessica goin and lucques catering
jon gorsky and gentleman's agenda
linda myerson dean and wine warehouse
jessica mortarotti and carmela ice cream & sorbet
julio uriarte and long shot coffee
amy mees and x-ing design
aaron cook of aack studio
donald randall, randall baylon architects
larchmont charter schools
gene straub, larchmont charter schools executive director
kristin droege, larchmont charter schools principal
kristina robbins and nick higgins, department of expansion
char langos and carrie carr
jamie rosenthal of lost & found
schaner family farms
random house publishing
all of the generous donors to our silent auction and store
and most of all YOU for attending and supporting Lunch Matters!
The mission of Larchmont Schools is to provide a socio-economically,
culturally and racially diverse community of students with an exceptional public education.
We foster creativity and academic excellence; our students learn with and from each other
in an experience-centered, inquiry-based learning environment.
With participation from our entire community, we strive to instill in each student
a dedication to improving the world we inhabit.
All donations benefit Larchmont Charter School- West Hollywood. LCW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and as such,
your donation(s) to this event as well as your ticket, minus event expenses, are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Your ticket and donation receipts will include our Tax ID information for your records.