Students are Making Community Connections One Meal at a Time

A Hazen Union Pathways course open to 9th-12th graders, A Recipe for Human Connection explores our connections to food, sharing recipes, storytelling, harvesting, cooking, exploring the food knowledge of our elders, and creating space for our community to come together around food and gratitude.

On October 19, students taking the class collectively planned a homestyle meal, then gathered in the kitchen of the Hardwick United Church to chop, sauté, simmer, mix and bake together, serving up warm bowls of chili, cornbread, salad, and apple crisp to our neighbors. At the end of the day, 65 to-go meals and 40 in-person meals were served! Reflecting on what the class means to her, Hazen Union senior Georgia Allen commented, “The class has lumped together all sorts of people who may not otherwise have an opportunity to connect, and in doing so, has created unique bonds and moments of collaboration.”

All are welcome at this community lunch served by Hazen Union students, with the support of facilitator Reeve Basom with the Center for an Agricultural Economy, on the third Thursday of the month from noon – 1pm at the Hardwick United Church. We invite our community to join us on November 16 to gather, break bread, and find joy in connecting over a hearty meal prepared with love.

For other community meals information, please reach out to the Hardwick United Church.