For the Love of FACS

The FACS of Doing Good!

Community service is a fundamental principle of Family and Consumer Science.  Encouraging students to be sensitive to the needs of those less fortunate is one of the most impactful things we can do for them.  So as the school year winds down, why not take a little time to lead your students in participation in one of these charitable endeavors.  It will take less time and preparation than you think and the benefits are immeasurable. 

stamp out hunger

This Saturday, May 11 is the day set aside for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers.  The goal is to collect non-perishable food items like canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice to be donated to local food banks, pantries or shelters.  For details go to

Check out for ideas for linking the food collection activity to selecting and evaluating canned foods.

Bake Sale

Give students baking practice and fight childhood hunger by helping your students bake for and conduct a Bake Sale for Share our Strength.  I’ve always thought that this activity was tailor-made for FCCLA! Learn more at

“Good intentions are no substitute for action; failure usually follows the path of least persistence.”