Catskill High School student Kaelyn Bulich led Catskill’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter in the national FCCLA Stand Up program, in which members developed, planned, and carried out advocacy activities to improve the quality of life in their communities.
“We were challenged this year to find new ways to make food donations under these new circumstances,” Kaelyn, who is also the NYS FCCLA Vice President of Finance, explained.
The students came up with the idea to create healthy-meal gift baskets, complete with a five-bean soup mix they made from scratch and fresh fruit, quick bread, and other items. Catskill’s FCCLA members and advisor Kelly Marino provided the donations and assembled the soup mixes. Catskill’s Food and Nutrition classes and FCCLA members baked the quick breads, and Bartolotta Farms donated the apples.
On March 10th, the District’s Food Service/Transportation department assisted with this initiative by delivering the gift baskets to 60 families in our community!
FCCLA is a student-led service organization that involves students from both CMS and CHS.
Cats Can, and Cats Will!