The Harbour School at Baltimore’s Harbouring Hope for Hunger campaign was chosen as a winner of LEAD2FEED, a nationwide student challenge created by the USA Today Charitable Foundation and the Lift a Life Foundation with assistance from the Yum! Foundation, which encourages service learning directed to solving world hunger.
In conjunction with the school’s Museum Day 2014 — Solutions in World Hunger — Siri Wenrich, English and language arts teacher in Baltimore, created Harbouring Hope for Hunger. Her team of students worked throughout the school year to find solutions for world hunger, and they won $25,000 for the charity they chose, Meals on Wheels. Their project was chosen from 1,500 entries nationwide.
The Harbour School is a Maryland State Department of Education-approved nonpublic special-education school, serving publicly funded students in grades one to 12 from 14 school systems and the District of Columbia.