Kids Issue 2018: Food waste

WATER SPIRIT VESSEL: Rainbow Community School fifth-grader Abraham Mailander sculpted this colorful ceramic figure, noting in his artist’s statement: “Water is life. If we protect our waters, we protect all life.”

Editor’s note: This essay and artwork are part of a series of posts from Part I of Xpress’ annual Kids Issue, which features the art and writing of local K-12 students. This year, we asked kids and teens to address the theme of “Let’s fix it!”

Munch, munch. Open, throw, close. This is how it goes

Every morning and the night. All should be free to eat without a fight

Food waste is not great. Go and fill someone’s plate

Eat it up or when you’re through, compost it or give it to someone new!

— Katie Conklin
Fourth grade
The Learning Community School


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.