Your children were real superheroes on Sunday!They packed all the food for 56 Cradlerock Elementary School children who are experiencing food insecurity. They worked hard sorting and bagging for all those families, and y’all have some strong kids, too! They hauled those heavy bags back and forth from storage while we worked.
Food insecurity is such a big problem in the US. One of the ways you can help as a family is to put your children in charge of making sure they bring something for the Little Free Pantry each time they enter the building, or a donation for the Cradlerock bags (you can put those in the red wagons. Children especially appreciate filling the pantry, and are often surprised to see how quickly the LFP empties. I wonder if you might want to take a week, perhaps the week off for winter break, and bring them over every day to see what happens to the pantry. It empties out in one day, right now.
If you’d like to read a book together, we love Maddi’s Fridge by Lois Brandt, about a school friend who figures out how to help a friend without enough food to eat.
If you’d like to learn more about child food insecurity with your family, you might want to look at this website together: https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/child-hunger-facts or here: https://www.nokidhungry.org/who-we-are/hunger-facts.
My (grown) kids have a food pantry item on our virtual shopping list, and they leave the items in a bag for me to deliver any time they go into a grocery store. I wonder if you can develop a habit like that in your family?