Students from the Cornerspring Montessori School held a bake sale this Spring and raised over $240 in support of the local soup kitchen. Middle School students from the Raven classroom visited the Belfast Soup Kitchen to present the staff with a check from the proceeds of the bake sale and to take a tour of the facility.
Each year Cornerspring Montessori School chooses an organization to sponsor as part of its curriculum in teaching students about community giving and service. This type of work weaves into all types of our academic curriculum such as math, language arts, etc. and helps our students learn such skills as committee formation, working in a collaborative fashion and correspondence. This year the school decided to sponsor the Belfast Soup Kitchen as our annual charity after hearing the news last fall that it may close due to lack of funding. Students rallied to do a food drive and art night in the fall and invited the Director, Alex Allmayer-Beck to the school so they could present him with several boxes of food items, along with a check from the proceeds of the art night admission.
Anyone wishing to support the Belfast Soup Kitchen can contact them at 207-338-4845 or by mail at Belfast Soup Kitchen, P O Box 1153 Belfast, Maine 04915.