2011 National Service Project
December 18-21, 2011
The National Service Project (NSP) will be returning to Orlando, Florida this December! In 2010, nearly 30 members from four different AZ chapters across the country traveled to Orlando to participate in a four-day, food justice-themed service trip. Members spent time gleaning local citrus and participating at volunteer events at a local food bank.Join Alpha Zeta for another amazing NSP, hosted by the
Florida chapter, December 18-21, 2011. REGISTER HERE
What is gleaning or food recovery?
Food that is left over after a harvest may not be aesthetically or commercially marketable but it is perfectly nutritious and can be harvested and fed to the under-served community.Stats:
- Approx. 13.2% of the US population lives in poverty
- 24 to 27 million people in the USA need the help of hunger relief organizations to survive
Sunday, Dec. 18th
Arrive in Orlando in morning to mid-afternoon. Around 3pm we'll do a welcome and introduction by the Society of St. Andrew. Then we'll head to the Farmworker Association of Florida for a movie and discussion. Dinner in the evening then Shirt exchange and ice-breakers.Monday, Dec. 19th
Breakfast then morning gleaning project with delivery. After lunch, we'll sort food and medical supplies. Dinner. Zoo tour* and sleepover.
Tuesday, Dec. 20th
at the Orlando Zoo at 7:00pm and set up sleeping gear (sleeping bags,
air mattresses, etc.) in the DiscoveryCenter then meet several nocturnal
animals up close and personal. From there, head out for a flashlight
tour of the Zoo. You'll get to see nocturnal animals like the kangaroos,
sloths and black footed cats, in a more awake and active environment. After
the night tour the Zoo provides an evening snack and then it is lights
out and a movie. In the morning have a continental breakfast at 7:30am
and then go on a personal tour of the Zoo from 8:00am-9:00am before the
Zoo is open to the public.
Breakfast provided at the Zoo. Morning Glean then Lunch.
and work at GreenMasters Nursery. Hunger Awareness Dinner at Broadway UMC
Fellowship Hall.Wednesday, Dec. 21st
Breakfast. Clean up the house and pack in the morning. Followed by making snack bags at The Coalition to be handed out to area homeless. Finish cleaning up the House then Airport Drop-off in the afternoon.
Lodging will be provided by St. Luke's United Methodist Church. Please bring a sleeping bag and pillow. You will also be responsible for the cost of some of your meals -- we're working on getting some donated, but please keep this in mind. Why attend the NSP?
- Opportunity to see a beautiful state with a huge agricultural industry
- Learn about food justice issues, poverty, and what you can do as a student of agricultural, life sciences, and natural resources
- See first-hand how food gets from the field to the plate and into the hands of the hungry
- A truly gratifying and unique experience to personally affect change in a positive way
- Meet and connect with Alpha Zeta members from other chapters