“You have to have adequate nutrition to learn,” 10Cast host and Fremont Food Hub founder Jack Schmidt explained on the latest episode of his podcast.
Jack’s most recent guest was Central Wyoming College’s Director of College and Career Readiness program, Michael Konsmo.
Konsmo works with adults who continue their education and students who are in the English as a Second Language program. He works in Riverton, at CWC’s Jackson campus, and at an office in Lander. Soon, he’ll add offices in Thermopolis and Fort Washakie to his busy routine.
When Konsmo learned that several of his students in Jackson were likely not getting enough to eat, he went to work, teaming up with the Jackson Hole Food Rescue. “A lot of life obstacles are coming up for these students, food, transportation, child care” he said. “Students coming to evening ESL classes often are coming straight from work or other obligations and either don’t have time to eat, or can’t eat.”
The Jackson Hole Food Rescue partners with local grocery stores, bakeries, and catering companies to package food that is in some cases past the “sell by” date or that they’ve donated. They package the food up and make it available for the students.
Check out this entire amazing story in the Fremont Local Food Hub Podcast’s latest episode, by CLICKING HERE or subscribing via your favorite podcast app!
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