VIDEO: Second Grade Visits the Food Pantry
Written by Christy Richardson on November 16, 2012
Mrs. McGrath and her second grade class made the first of many trips to the Williamstown Food Pantry. They’ll return at different points throughout the year, each time developing a deeper sense of what it means to be a community member. At this visit, students worked very hard, sorting and organizing food in preparation for Thanksgiving. This was no mere field trip; they did the same work that adult volunteers would do. Someone wise once remarked that children get self-esteem not from heaps of praise, but from being a part of a community, from knowing that they have a role to play within that community. If you watch the video, you’ll notice that students remarked the experience made them feel “grand,” “happy,” and “proud.”
We’re proud of them, too.