Abington Senior High School Makes Fruitful Effort to Combat Food Waste 


A program at Abington Senior High School is dedicated to slashing food waste.

English teacher Mariam Freeman noticed that some of the students were throwing away the provided fruit that came with the school lunches, reports Katherine Scott for 6abc.

That’s when the seed was planted.

The school’s “Fruit Ninjas” came into fruition to donate unwanted fruit to a local food pantry.

“There is a huge need for fresh produce and fresh fruit because everyone always donates canned items,” said Freeman.

Freeman first made sure she got the green light from the local health departments before collecting donations.

Colleague Cait Pringle, a teacher in a program geared toward young adults with complex needs, stepped in to help with the logistics. Her students collect the donated produce in an effort that also provides them with vocational training. It also gives them an opportunity to hone math skills.

Abington Senior High School is on the way to collecting almost one thousand pounds of fruit.

Learn more about Abington High School’s Fruit Ninjas on 6abc.

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