Hunger has been the focus of the 4th graders community service throughout this school year. Partnering with Food Lifeline, they learn about the economic, social and cultural implications of hunger both locally and globally. But, students don’t just learn about hunger, they become part of the solution. Multiple field trips to the Food Lifeline facility in Shoreline gives them the opportunity to directly impact those in need by helping to prepare products for distribution to local food banks, shelters and meal programs.
In addition, both 4th grade classes plan an Empty Bowls soup dinner to increase awareness about hunger and raise money for Food Lifeline. This dinner for 4th grade families includes vegetables planted and harvested by students in the school garden, as well as handmade clay bowls created in art class.
Last week 4th graders visited Food Lifeline for a final time to present their donation to Linda Nageotte, President and CEO of Food Lifeline.
We are so proud of their dedication to this cause and for continuing the great tradition of service at Villa Academy! Great job, Ms. Southern, Ms. Rutledge and 4th graders!