Templeton Secondary Cooks Go from Iron Chef to Feeding the Homeless

This weekend, Templeton Secondary Students trekked down to the Downtown Eastside to prepare and serve hundreds of meals (500 lunches and 500 dinners) for residents of Canada's poorest postal code. Students had been preparing the food for the past two weeks. Meals included assorted cookies, bannock, dinner buns and three different types of entrees, soups and desserts.

It was all part of Homeground, an event organized by Templeton's Culinary Arts Program, Carnegie Community Centre and the Downtown Eastside Residents Association. This is the third year the event has taken place.

Over 50 Templeton Secondary students were involved in the preparation, transportation and serving of the food this year.

"It is an opportunity for them to give to the community and service some of the most disadvantaged people in our city," says Templeton Culinary Arts teacher Margaret Neil Murphy. "It has been a highlight for most of the community that we are servicing."

Students served the meals at Oppenheimer Park.

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