When: Saturday, October 21 from 9 a.m. - noon
Option 1: First Fruits Farm, Freeland, MD 21043
Open to all students and families
Bring the whole family and participate in the second Service Saturday of the school year on October 21. We'll again help harvest fresh produce at First Fruits Farm for delivery to Maryland and Pennsylvania food banks.
What: Harvest fresh produce.
Who: Open to the Gilman Community. Lower School students must be accompanied by a parent. Siblings are welcome. Service learning hours provided. Please bring a snack and a bottle of water.
Transportation: Participants should meet us at the farm. There are a small number of spaces available on the Gilman minibus for those who need transportation. The bus will depart Gilman at 8:10 a.m. and will return at approximately noon. Please arrive at Gilman at 8 a.m. if you plan to take the bus. The bus will depart from the Lower Parking Lot - Northern Parkway entrance.
First Fruits Farm, Inc. is a nonprofit ministry dedicated to growing fresh vegetables and fruit to help feed hungry people in our community. Since 2004, on over 100 acres of beautiful farmland and with help of hundreds of volunteers, the farm has provided over 6 million pounds of fresh produce to our brothers and sisters in need. In addition to produce, the farm also provides over 60 dozen eggs per week as well as beef to various shelters and food banks.
Option 2: Baltimore Hunger Project
Open to Middle School Students Only; Space Limited
Middle School students may choose to participate in a Service Mixer with Bryn Mawr and help pack weekend food packages for the Baltimore Hunger Project. Space is limited to 10 Gilman Middle School students.
Where: Baltimore Hunger Project, Baltimore, MD 21208
What: Stuff packages of food for backpacks from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Who: Open to Middle School boys only. Please bring a snack and a bottle of water.
Transportation: Participants should meet at the offices of the Baltimore Hunger Project
Baltimore Hunger Project is a non-profit charity that feeds hungry children on weekends during the school year. Every Friday or the last day of the school before the weekend of holiday, BHP helps kids by providing packages of food to carry home in their backpacks. These packages of food include healthy and shelf stable ready to serve food items.
Please contact Donell Thompson, Jr. for information regarding this service trip.