“Hunger knows no season.” This is in the hearts and minds of Holy Family School’s Third Graders.
In an effort to learn more about the issue of hunger and poverty in their community, the third-grade class will partner with local organizations this year to help those with the most basic of human needs: food.
Their first endeavor centered on participation in the “Scare Hunger” food drive this past Halloween. In partnership with Second Harvest of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, students collected almost 400 non-perishable food items.
Instead of candy, students could trick or treat for canned goods on Halloween. One student even spoke at a board meeting for her neighborhood homeowners’ association, asking for their support. Many others collected nutritious food from family, friends, and neighbors.
In December, third graders visited Second Harvest Food Bank to learn about how they support more than 300 non-profit agencies to distribute more than one million pounds of food to low-income people every week. They toured the facility and saw their efforts to end hunger at work.
This is just the first of many ways that students plan to aid those in need. Holy Family School students are committed to showing the Gospel values. This active involvement to help end hunger in their community is a way to actively live out their faith. “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”