Second Graders had a presentation from Casey Field of Feeding America San Diego, a foodbank serving thousands of people suffering from hunger in San Diego. Ms. Field accepted the students’ donation of a giant hefty bag full of greens — collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens and beet greens — that the students had grown specifically for feeding the hungry. Students also did a community service project for the food bank, decorating bags that are used to send home weekly produce to other students at schools who may not eat over the weekend when they do not have access to food at school.
Casey Field later wrote:
“Thanks so much for allowing me to come down and share yesterday, and to check out your school garden. It was so much fun to see the kids working in there!”
For more information on the food bank, see their website at www.feedingamerica.org.
To read an article in San Diego Family Magazine about Feeding America, including information about what Explorer’s second graders have done in the garden, see www.sandiegofamily.com April 2010 issue, page 82.