Food Drive Rewind!
On behalf of SHARE and many hungry families in Philadelphia, Thank you!
The Greene Towne Community donated close to 100 bags of groceries! Before your donations went to SHARE, our Kindergartners sorted the groceries, using their emerging reading and decoding skills, into categories: Vegetables, Beans, Meat and Fish, Breakfast, Baby Food, Pasta and Rice, Miscellaneous, etc.
After sorting, we talked about Thanksgiving and they shared what they are thankful for. Read the children’s thoughts about Thanksgiving and more about the important work SHARE does:
Favorite things about Thanksgiving
- TURKEY - the number one answer!
- Gravy and Turkey
- Stuffing and mashed potatoes
- Pumpkin Pie
- Pumpkin Muffins
- Having a feast
- Tofurkey, mashed potatoes, and broccoli
- Sweet potatoes and marshmallows
- Chicken dipped in chocolate pudding
- Ice cream
- Time with family
- Giving thanks to people
- Cranberry sauce
- Getting presents (Many families combined Chanukah and Thanksgiving celebrations)
- Sharing with family and friends
I'm Thankful for:
- My house
- The school (me too!)
- My new house and my new pet
- My car
- Friends and family
- Friends, teachers, and my brother
- The school, my family, and friends
- My sister
- My friends
- The weekend
- Everything in the world
- My teachers
- For my whole family, not just my small family
Why do we collect food to share?
Some people don’t have a home or food.
To help people who don’t have food
It’s going to be delivered to the soup kitchen
How can we help people?
Giving them money
Giving the food
Giving them our old clothes and toys; I did that with my dad.
How did it feel to be helpful by sorting the food?
Sorting food was great!
We sorted food for the homeless so they’d have food for Thanksgiving.
We sorted the food. All the food went into different boxes. We read the signs to know where to
It was good to collect food because if we didn’t do that how would people get food?
It felt good!
I was so tired after we sorted the food, and hungry!
This week, Ms. Steveanna from SHARE came to talk about hunger in Philadelphia with the
Kindergartners and we learned:
- Philadelphia is the poorest large city in the US so there is a lot of work to do!
- SHARE helps make sure people have enough food.
- Each month SHARE provides food to 300,000 (that’s 300 thousand cubes) households where there are not enough resources to feed everyone in the family. Many of these households have adults with jobs and some work two or three jobs.
- The food SHARE distributes comes from donations, Pennsylvania farms, and the Federal Government.
- There are 500 food cupboards in Philadelphia to help families get the food they need to stay healthy and for their children to grow and be prepared to learn.
Last year, SHARE provided 27,000,000 pounds of food to Philadelphia food cupboards.
One of the products the government provides to SHARE for distribution to hungry Philadelphia
families is frozen blueberries. The Kindergarteners were especially fascinated by the fact that a
tractor trailer holds 22 pallets. Each pallet is about 4 square feet and holds 50 cases of blueberries.
Each case has 24 - 1 pound bags of blueberries. That’s 26,400 pounds of frozen blueberries!