Our school is making a difference in the community through our Caring and Giving Food Drive! As one of our annual Primrose Promise℠ Giving Events, the Caring and Giving Food Drive provides an opportunity for children to learn the joy of giving without expecting firsthand.
During the month of November, students practice responsibility by earning money for the food items through age-appropriate chores at home. The children then use math, nutrition and planning skills in a hands-on way – they combine their money and count it, learn how to plan healthy meals and create shopping lists.
This year, the children earned more than $400, and Kindergarteners took a field trip to Publix to shop for the food. In total, we donated 784 food items to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida! We made a special visit to the food bank along so the children could see their giving efforts come full circle. Together, local Primrose schools donated more than 4,000 pounds of food, making a significant impact in our community!
At Primrose, we believe who children become is as important as what they know. The Caring and Giving Food Drive is just one example of how we nurture important character traits and help instill compassion and a desire to give back in children.