Sophia and Olivia bringing their donations
for the 4-H food drive.
Sophia and Olivia each brought four cans of food to the meeting for the food shelf collection. As we chose items from our cupboard, it was interesting to listen to their first reaction. Sophia said, "I like tuna fish. Why are we giving it away?" Olivia added, "I like macaroni and cheese. We should keep this."
When I explained that that each of those items could make a meal for a family who may be hungrier than we are, it made some sense. "That tuna fish could be combined with noodles and Miracle Whip, and a family could enjoy lunch together. And that macaroni and cheese...that could give some children food for a couple of meals."
They understood then, and were more than happy to give food that they knew that other children would enjoy eating. If they would eat it...then certainly another family might enjoy the food as well.