Celebrating a Season of Gratitude
In an effort to offer thanks by giving, School Districts 65, 67, and 115 joined together with Beacon Place community center to host a pop-up farmers market for families in the Waukegan community on Sunday, November 14 at (603 S. McAlister Ave. in Waukegan).
This free family event provided members of the Waukegan community the opportunity to pick up fresh produce and other ingredients for Thanksgiving, sample healthy holiday recipes, and enjoy hot chocolate and music. Activities for children included soccer, led by Lake Forest High School students, as well as games of Lotería and prizes.
“We are co-hosting the Great Full Market as our way of saying, ‘we see you and we care about you,’ to our neighbors in Lake County who may be hungry,” said Dr. Matthew Montgomery, Superintendent of the Lake Forest Schools.
“Healthy food is fuel for student learning,” added Lake Bluff District 65 Superintendent Dr. Lisa Leali. “Providing ingredients for nutritious meals is one way for our Districts to support neighboring students and their families. Good nutrition helps students show up at school prepared to learn.”
Donations to PROJECT FULL, our tri-district food insecurity initiative, may be made here.
Beacon Place sponsored the event alongside the school districts of Project Full. Beacon Place is a neighborhood community center for children and families in Waukegan that focuses on academic growth, improved health, and building the skills that allow individuals and families to see their own path to a brighter tomorrow.