Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce @ At Home with Books
I challenged my Comp I students with a Thanksgiving Community Service project. Although we are all thrilled to be home and with family for 9 whole days off from school, there are a lot of families who don't have that luxury. There are also a lot of school children who will be off from school like us for the next 9 days but will NOT have enough to eat. The 2 hot meals they eat each day at school won't be available to them over the break.
I told my students that I would give them 5 bonus points for 5 cans of food or other non-perishable items.
They went crazy.
Most brought more than 5 items even though they knew they would only receive 5 bonus points. Others specifically picked out "kid" food such as Cinderella and SpongeBob chicken noodle soup, ChefBoyDee ravioli, etc.
I wanted to cry on Friday, which was the deadline. It took 10 of my students from my last period class to load my car.
My daughters and I packed the shelves of the church food pantry this morning. Please notice that the cans go all the way to the wall and are stacked as high as they can go. My church opens the pantry to those in need 12 months out of the year...November and December are the hardest hit months.
Several people at the church this morning said they couldn't remember a food pantry haul this large...ever...
I'm officially making this an annual Community Service project for my students.
I love my students...they make everything else about my job worthwhile.