Approximately once a month, a team of students have the responsibility for planning and preparing lunch for the community. This is a “practical life” activity with many facets, including planning a well-balanced meal, converting measurements, preparing a shopping list, budgeting, acquiring the food, preparing the meal, and serving the community. Each meal is planned to utilize local, seasonal ingredients, including fresh produce from the Middle School garden and greenhouse. Community Lunches provide a focal point for community spirit and an opportunity for students, teachers, and guests to interact on an informal basis. Staff of EAC have the opportunity to subscribe to the Community Lunch program for a fee.