Continuing a school tradition, kids carried their donations to the local food pantry from Davis Thayer Elementary School. They walked 294 pounds of food to the Franklin Food Pantry to stock shelves for the anual Thanksgiving season demand.
Math education is tied in with the annual collection of food. For example, third grader graphed the school’s totals, and fifth graders estimated the retail value of the donations by using multiplication.
“We were at 598 (donated items) at 10 this morning, and the kids were asking if they could go to Stop & Shop and pick up two more items,” Violet said. “Luckily, the school nurse came to our rescue (with the final donations).”
Many schools hold food drives, but Davis Thayer students take the opportunity to see the pantry and how it serves the community.