The Sylvia Center Staff & Volunteers at Slice Out Hunger Orientation
Sylvia Center volunteers and staff attended a training for Slice Out Hunger, the city's biggest annual pizza party featuring $1 slices from over 50 of NYC’s best pizzerias. The enthusiasm in the room was infectious, as volunteers shared a love for pizza and ending hunger in New York City.
With 100% of the proceeds benefiting The Sylvia Center and City Harvest, this delicious event is sure to be a success. To learn more, check out (slice out hunger website); if you'd like to volunteer, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by September 21.
The Great Farm Food Educator Cook Off
On the final week of Farm Food Education, Green City Force Americorps members came together for a competition cook off. The challenge was to create an individual salad featuring greens harvested from the farm. Restrictions included no heat and all the tools had to be shared. Within 45 minutes, students harvested greens from Red Hook Houses Farm, cleaned, prepped, and plated their salad. Students used their newly acquired techniques - knife skills, emulsifying, blending, and dressing -- and were judged on presentation, taste, and overall skills.
It was challenging for them to work individually, but they had fun and took complete ownership of the skills they learned. The four judges were impressed with their focus and the flavors! Most importantly, these young adults who are serving at Green City Force’s partner farms in the city, are now more confident doing fresh food demonstrations that will help their communities eat and enjoy locally grown, delicious produce.