Makes #6 – #10

 Make: Design an artistic piece to be painted on a bin for Rampantry.

SoapBox Soap Short Video: SoapBox Soap has donated 360 bars of soap to Rampantry. They want to continue to donate soap to us and they would like to have pictures or a short video from Rampantry to show their community that SoapBox Sopas has formed a partnership with Rampantry to support VCU students.

SoapBox Soap is able to donate to Rampantry because the public buys their soap in response to SoapBox’s community service. SoapBox hopes that a few pictures or a short video would encourage the public to support their company…and this would benefit Rampantry.

MAKES #6 – #10

Make #5: All students required to do this: Research and find a simple, fun food-related activity you could play with children. The activity should be educational and fun and should be able to take place in a small classroom of 12 students. Write the steps of the activity, the materials needed, and the projected time it would take to complete the activity. Parameters: the food-related game(s) should be fun for young children, educational, and include food that is affordable.

Make #6:  Re-imagine infographs: You practiced using infograph sites to design an infograph about food deserts. Now that you’ve see the possibilities of infographs as an education tool, design another infograph that conveys some other INFORMATION that is relevant to your client.

For example, in one mid-term a student wrote: A student can make $800 a month with their part time job. $500-$600 will go to paying rent and utilities, leaving only $200 for spending (food, gas, etc). Incorporating pantry will help them alleviate food spending. Create visual to show this. This is a GREAT idea for an infographic visual. An infograph helps show data in an easy, efficient way.

Make #7 Photography: Take 5 – 7 uncharacteristic views of one food item or something (one thing) related to food (food preparation, food problems, etc): take shots from underneath, behind, extreme close-up, distorted perspective, etc. Share with group. Decide how to use one shot for client (meme, photo with caption on social media, use in photo collage with other related photos).

Make #8:  Re-imagine recipe videos: Re-do your recipe video using Aster’s model: the black background, the ingredients, the quick steps, and your chosen music.

Make #9:  With a partner, make something simple to distribute to entice new followers to your client’s social media site(s) or blog. This can be a food item or an easy craft item or anything else. Also make a simple, half-page flyer to advertise the social media site(s) or blog. Give flyer to me to copy. Use class time used to distribute “makes” and flyers in order to attain new followers on social media site(s). Take screen shot of followers on social media site “before” MAKE distribution and “after” for your blog.

Make #10:  Interview someone related to nonprofit (a user or a volunteer). Record at least 30 key seconds of the interview on video, and the rest in a text. You may wait until the end of the video and ask the person if they mind repeating one key idea that you liked best from the interview. Include a photo, text, and 30 second video in your blog. Post the 30 second video on our YouTube channel. Rampantry option: you may video people trying samples as an alternative.

MAKE #11: Create a hard copy artistic piece that represents something you’ve learned in Food for Thought. Painting, collages, drawing. Painting food bin counts as this Make.

MAKE #12:  Create a photo montage.  There are numerous free, online photo montage makers. I used Another good site is


Collect photos you have taken from your service work or food photo shoot. Play around with your chosen collage maker, trying out different features. Save one trial montage. Then re-make the montage trying different features, moving photos around, making the montage as interesting as you can. Import trial montage and final montage to your blog. Reflect on this process.

Share these collages with your group.

MAKE #13:  Make a list of 5 food untruths. Write out one food lie in a different way (using a letter collage, photographs, cut-outs from magazines, etc).



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