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KENT—Third Form Community Life students at Kent School have had a real-life exposure to the effects of food insecurity.

The students participated in the Connecticut Food Bank Hunger 101 workshop earlier this month during which they explored the differences between hunger and food insecurity and participated in a scenario that cast them as a food insecure person in the community.

They used a real-life case study to budget for food, visit a virtual grocery store and a food bank, apply for SNAP benefits and use a mobile pantry. 

“At the end of the workshop, each class assembled weekend meal kits for local children who receive free lunch at school but may not have enough to eat at home on the weekends,” said Director of Community Service Megan Sokolnicki.

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