Lower School students in Ms. Behar's art classes contributed their talents to the fridge painting project that began at Wildcat Weekend. Students painted individual squares on two refrigerators from Mott Haven Fridge Network, a non-profit organization founded by two South-Bronx middle school teachers after witnessing food insecurity among their students. The painted fridges will eventually be filled with fruits and veggies and placed on sidewalks in communities that do not have easy access to fresh, affordable produce. A wonderful intersection of art and public purpose for our Lower School students!
“At the end of each art class, the students reflected on their learning. Some profound discussions ensued on the power of art to make change and the realization that people are hungry right near where we live. I am grateful to Mott Haven Fridge Network for partnering with us and giving our students this meaningful learning experience.” — Lauren Behar, Lower School Art Teacher
If you are interested in getting more involved as a family, Mott Haven Fridge Network is always looking for more drivers to transfer produce to the fridges on Saturdays. Sign up here.