Tahoe Expedition Academy students have teamed up with Project MANA on a year-long effort, called “Project MANA-TEA”, to help end hunger in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.
“Project MANA-TEA” held its first event, a Spaghetti Feed and Food Drive, at the Boys & Girls Club in Kings Beach on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 16. Community members of all ages were invited to share a meal, with a suggested donation of $5 and 1 can of food per person. All food donations and proceeds from the Project MANA-TEA Spaghetti Feed went directly to Project MANA for distribution to our local community.
One hundred and sixty people attended the Spaghetti Feed, including students from the school, despite the epic #Januburied winter storms of 2017. This first initiative of Project MANA-TEA raised and donated $1800 and 265 pounds of food to help with food relief in our community.
The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the President’s national call to service initiative. Every year, Americans across the country come together on the Day of Service to serve their neighbors. In deliberating on how best to serve their community, students at TEA recognized an amazing opportunity to kick off Project MANA-TEA on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service to help local families.
“Our students are looking forward to making a difference in the Tahoe and Truckee areas with Project MANA-TEA and the upcoming spaghetti feed. We hope that residents of all ages are able to attend this special event to help us make progress towards a hunger-free community,” said Mark Kushner, CEO and Head of +Impact School and TEA.
Project MANA is thrilled to team up with TEA on the year-long Project MANA-TEA to feed those in need in our area and will be sure to keep you posted on upcoming events.
Thank you Tahoe Expedition Academy and +impact!