As part of their year of service, Roslyn Road 5th-graders recently participated in Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit hunger relief organization dedicated to sending volunteer-packed nutritious meals to nearly 70 countries. The day began with an educational video on world hunger and highlighted specific children who have received meals from FMSC. The students then had the opportunity to participate in the preparation and packing of meals. The interactive process of preparing a food pack was fun, educational, helpful and rewarding for the students.
The day concluded with the final tally of meals prepared by the group. Healthy competition between tables was encouraged and, as a result, a large number of meals were packed. The Roslyn Road 5th graders packed 31,968 meals, enough food to feed 88 children for an entire year.
This is the second large-scale service project Roslyn Road 5th-graders have completed. The first was collecting, stocking and organizing the Cuba Township Food Pantry. There are plans in the works for yet another 5th-grade service project this spring. The 5th-graders' year of service works in conjunction with the Roslyn Road Elementary School service initiative, "Roslyn on Safari: An Adventure in Service."
PHOTOS AND INFORMATION PROVIDED BY LISA SUNWOO.