Canned Food Drive
A JMG Service-Learning Project
Why not combine your students’ learning and CAN do enthusiasm with a true service-learning project? The plant parts food drive is a fun way to learn more about the foods we eat, where they come from, and how we can help others. Collecting canned vegetables helps us learn about plant parts that we eat
Have your students collect canned goods for donation to a local food bank.
HOWEVER, with this can drive your kids will collect and categorize each can received by each part of the plant (roots, stems, leaves, flower, fruit, and seeds). This service project will help create hunger awareness, aid with the problem in your local area and include a great lesson on plant parts!
You, your students, their families, neighbors and your fellow teachers will be surprised to learn that some of your canned foods and other non-perishables don’t come from the plant part you may have thought!
Participate and be a featured Plant Parts Food Drive group!
Post on JMG Facebook or send an email to email@example.com including your:
1. Campus/Site Name, City, State
2. A photo of your kids/project group working towards the Food Drive
3. A two sentence update of the progress of your Food Drive
Fredericksburg Academy, Fredericksburg, VA, JMG Falcons
Specht Elementary, Comal ISD
Plant Parts You Thought You Knew…
Some cans are full of more obvious plant parts but you, your students, their families, neighbors and your fellow teachers will be surprised to learn that some of your canned foods don’t come from the plant part you may have thought. The table below includes some of those connections of the foods you enjoy and the surprising plant parts they come from…
If you aren’t sure about a canned/boxed food item, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know! some foods can be placed in a mixed parts category!