Hot Men and Food.
Boot Fetish Student Teacher has taken to texting me many times each day, sometimes to ask for teaching advice and often, just to flirt. We've said "hello" a few times at school; he's very sweet and quite awkward but is getting more brave is seeking out contact with me, however fleeting.
Early Friday morning, he unexpectedly showed up to volunteer at our school Breakfast Club. I was the teacher in charge and I had mentioned earlier in the week (in a text) that I would be there. When he walked in, I smiled and thought, "Oh, my!"
My inner-city school has a large population of students who come from difficult situations; broken homes, criminal activity, poverty, substance abuse, physical abuse and neglect are commonplace.
We also have numerous young students from isolet communities (no road access) in the far North who leave their families behind to live in poorly-supervised boarding houses. Some of our students come to school without having eaten breakfast and go all day without access to food.
The teachers and support staff have operate a breakfast programme to help these kids . We get minimal funding which is supplemented by school fundraising, volunteer labour and by teachers contributing their own food to the cause.
Every weekday, a teacher (or two) and many student volunteers show up 1.5 hours early to prepare a hundred or more small servings of one different offering each day; muffins, scrambled egg wraps, yogurt-and-fruit parfaits and even pizza.
Due to the stigma of poverty, even the hungriest of teenagers would never come to a specific room for a "free breakfast."
To overcome this, all the food is loaded onto several carts and precisely at 9:15 a.m, student volunteers circulate around the school hallways and students freely help themselves. The food just disappears!!!
As I mentioned in my Kiss the Cook post, I love to cook, so I really enjoy the challenges of cooking for our Breakfast Club. The offerings must be:
- extremely cheap
- peanut allergen-free
- in compliance with the "Healthy Food in Schools" legislation
- easily prepared by unskilled teenaged cooks in very little time
- mainly items which can be eaten from a paper napkin
- and of course, absolutely delicious.... something will delight our teenaged eaters
After Friday's Breakfast Club, I received a text from the Boot Fetish Student Teacher:
maybe I'll help out next time you're cooking haha ;-) i sucked at wrapping those burritos this morning. fail!