Children Do Chores to Help Stock Food Pantry for Holiday Meals
Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 6:00pm
BOUND BROOK, NJ - On Friday Nov. 22, at 10 a.m., more than 25 4- and 5-year-olds from Primrose School of Warren will see the fruits of their labor as they unload grocery purchases can by can and donate them to the Somerset County Food Bank.
Food items were purchased with money the children earned for performing household chores at home and then donated help families in need.
This donation of food items comes when American families find themselves in critical need as men, women and children face hunger. According to Feeding America, a total of 49 million Americans struggle with hunger, including 16 million children.
The students worked hard at home completing chores throughout the month of November as part of the Primrose Caring and Giving Program. The program was implanted by the teaching staff as they continue to encourage the young children to give back to their community.
Recently students combined their earnings, created a detailed shopping list and hit the aisles of local supermarkets, in conjunction with “Caring and Giving” activities. As part of the Primrose Schools Balanced Learning system, this hands-on event helps students understand the value of generosity, math, nutrition and planning skills.