Akiva Students named outstanding partner by Nashville Food Project

The Akiva School fifth and sixth grade students and the class of 2016 have been presented the Outstanding Community Partner Award by the Nashville Food Project, for their ongoing work growing food and helping to prepare meals for needy families.

“A school with 75 students being named outstanding community partner … Awesome and humbling.” said Akiva Principal Daniella Pressner in congratulating the students and the lead faculty member on the project, Rena Malkofsky-Berger. “This is a reflection of our school’s interest and commitment to reach out and serve as a partner in the greater Nashville community.” said Akiva Principal Daniella Pressner.

Two years ago, the students designed and built their own garden at Akiva. They have been visiting the food project kitchen each month, bringing food harvested from their garden and helping to prepare meals.

The Nashville Food Project is an independent non-profit whose mission is to bring people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and alleviating hunger in the city.food