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Story and photos by Jared StoryTec Voc High School students took stock of
food issues, and made stock too.
On October 16, Tec Voc culinary arts and
human ecology students served up soup and a bun as part of World Food Day, an
annual initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United
“I like to encourage healthy eating and I
like to encourage students to have a world view, that there are other people in
the world that aren’t as fortunate as they are. As little as they have, there
are other people who have less,” said Tec Voc human ecology teacher Christa
“So, in conjunction with culinary arts, the
students created soup. We’ve costed it out. Some people in the world survive on
as little as 65 cents a meal. We’re charging a dollar for soup and bread, which
supplies the minimum required nutrients.”
The students made two soups: cream of
potato and Three Sisters soup. “Three Sisters” refers to beans, corn and
squash, three crops traditionally planted together by various Indigenous groups
in North America.
Also, for this year’s World Food Day, Tec
Voc took the theme of “How can we reduce food waste?” The students serving the
soup said they reduce food waste by finding alternative uses for unwanted bits
“For example, if we peel potatoes, we use
the skins to deep fry,” said Tec Voc culinary arts student Denice Linag.
All the money raised by Tec Voc’s soup
sales will go to creating Christmas hampers, which will be distributed to
families in the Tec Voc community.