Build A Solar Food Dehydrator

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Sponsored by:

The Hunger Coalition

Project Champion:

Lynea Petty

What are the appropriate grade levels?


Is there a limit to the number of participants?

1 classroom

The theme for this project is:

Ecology, Environment, Food, Construction

Solar Food Dehydrator – work with The Hunger Coalition to build one of these cost-effective dehydrators. This tool will help us preserve food from several sources: donated grocery fruits and vegetables throughout the year; gleaned fruit from neighborhood trees in September and October; and vegetables from our food production sites all season long.

This solar food dehydrator will help us ‘Build Community Through Food’, by providing a group activity platform to bring people together, and in sharing the preserved food through a variety of our programs. The programs include: food distributions at our warehouse, Volunteer for Veggies sessions, snack packs for all school children in Blaine County, etc.