Peabody Elementary first grade classes greeted us with a warm welcome last week. Over the holidays, the three classes participated in the Kung Food Fighters Kids Club’s Quarters for Kids campaign. The students raised $207.05 which translates to 828 meals!
We visited the school to pick up the coins and had a chance to talk with the students. When asked if they had to do anything special for their quarters, many said they cleaned their rooms, raked leaves, helped with the dishes, walked the dog and even helped out their neighbors! These bright kids were quick to say what it feels like to be hungry and shared how tummies growl and it’s just “terrible”! They learned that many people can be hungry and it’s hard to tell if someone is struggling to find food just by looking at them.
We appreciate the wonderful team of teachers who decided to team up with Food Bank of the Rockies and were moved to see everyone’s enthusiasm about the project. Thank you Peabody Elementary for your warm welcome and big hearts. We appreciate your efforts to help us Fight Hunger and Feed Hope!