Past Alternative Break Programs
Alternative Spring Break 2022 - Food Justice Washington, D.C.
March 21 - March 25, 2022
Alternative Spring Break 2022 - Washington D.C.
Alternative Spring Break is a five-day, four-night service-learning immersion trip focused on projects that address food insecurity within marginalized communities. Our program covers a wide range of topics related to food justice, including but not limited to community organizing, activism, public policy, and advocacy.
The team worked with two organizations located in Washington D.C. - Bread for the City and Martha’s Table - assisting with their food distribution programs; packing groceries and completing logistical tasks to assist each organization. Volunteers supported food pantry projects by breaking down boxes, sanitizing the bagging space, and loading and unloading food boxes for distribution.
Participants in this program explored the culture and food-related challenges of the National Capital Region through service work that was guided by community partner organizations working on food delivery programs in Washington D.C. Students and Center staff engaged in daily group discussions and reflection activities and participated in educational tourism and connected with local Lewis & Clark alumni and prospective students associated with the Posse Foundation.