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, Pre-K and Kindergarten 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, we were able to donate 350 pounds of food to the Brooklyn Center Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)! Pre-K students created the shopping list and took a field trip to Cub Foods to purchase the food. Kindergarten students then delivered the food to CEAP and helped unload, weigh and sort the donations. During the special trip, children were even given the opportunity to tour of the facility to see firsthand how their donation will help those in need!
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.