In December the Food Bank’s partnership with All Souls, Partners in Education and Tulsa Public Schools continued with a holiday theme school family dinner. School Family dinners are designed to help engage families with their school community in a positive, affirming manner in order to better support their child’s education. Families are treated to dinner and an extra bag of groceries along with fresh produce provided at the end of the night. During such dinners the school can communicate important messages, provide literacy programs and simply make connection.
“If a parent had a troubled school experience growing up, they are less likely to want to engage at the school now,” said Joe Nurre, Community Resources Bank chair at All Souls. “With these dinners, we are trying to facilitate a positive relationship between schools and families to secure better educational outcomes for students.”