Second and third graders conducted their annual “Wagon Train of Food” this November. They delivered more than 4,000 nonperishable food items to a local food center. See KMOV’s recent coverage of the story!
At its heart, the Wagon Train is a food drive, collecting non-perishable foods for donation to Emmanuel Episcopal’s Emergency Food Center. For the students, the Wagon Train is a four-week lesson in persuasive writing, presentation skills, graphing and compassion.
“We want our students to be active and engaged citizens of their communities. We want them to know their actions matter,” said Assistant Head of School, Penny Allen. “Teaching the students about food insecurity is important; more important, though, is empowering them to know that they can do something about it. Their Wagon Train of Food canned food drive is exactly that: their way of impacting their community in a positive way.”
This year’s drive marks the 31st annual collection for the Second and Third Grade students.