Students in Mr. Kinally’s Social Problems class recently made lasagnas to donate to families who requested the meals through a local chapter of Lasagna Love. Social Problems (HVCC) is a study of major American social problems with an emphasis on their nature, scope, causes, consequences and possible solutions. This year, the students elected to do civic-minded projects that are directly related to each unit. After being educated on poverty awareness and food insecurity, they voted to make lasagnas that they would donate to Lasagna Love. Lasagna Love is a nationwide grassroots movement that aims to positively impact communities by connecting neighbors with neighbors through homemade meal delivery.
“This class is helping to make civic-minded citizens,” said Mr. Kinally. “The students are learning but they’re also doing something to help others.” The class will also cover topics such as family issues, drugs and alcohol, environmental problems, prison reform, crime and mental illness. The students will continue to do civic-minded activities such as cleaning a park or donating items at holiday time.
When making the lasagnas, all COVID-19 protocols were followed, including thoroughly cleaning all surfaces, wearing masks and gloves and ventilating the room.