Editor's Note: The following is a press release from Primrose School of Eagan.
Demonstrating their commitment to giving to others, Primrose School of Eagan recently helped feed hungry families throughout the Eagan area. On Thursday, Nov. 29, the Kindergartener class donated 715 pounds of food to the Eagan Resource Center, a local food pantry for families in need.
"Children from Primrose Schools across the nation participated in food drives over the past month, but they did much more than simply bring in items from their parents' pantry,” says Diane Storkamp, Primrose School of Eagan owner. “The students earned money by completing extra chores at home, combined their earnings and then counted them in the classroom. They reviewed grocery store sale advertisements and clipped coupons to find best values on nutritional food, created a detailed shopping list and took a field trip to Kowalski’s to shop for local families in need.”
The donation of 715 pounds of food comes when American families find themselves in critical need as men, women and children face hunger. According to Feeding America, a total of 36 million Americans struggle with hunger, including 13 million children.
Giving back to the community was a major focus of the annual food drive, as well as a key component of Primrose Schools’ Balanced Learning curriculum, which blends teacher-directed and child-initiated activities with special emphasis on character development. The Caring and Giving program is a nationwide initiative, with participation from more than 245 Primrose Schools across the country and helps students understand the value of generosity and creates a hands-on approach to math, nutrition and planning skills.