Fourth Graders Pack Lunches For Homeless

Fourth Graders Pack Lunches For Homeless

Today our fourth grade students spent the time that they would have had enjoying a Thanksgiving party by serving others.  Instead of feasting or enjoying treats for themselves, they brought in the necessary supplies and packed 150 lunches for the St Vincent De Paul Gateway Shelter for Men.

This is the fifth year in a row that the fourth grade teachers have organized their students into this assembly line lunch production. The students pack paper bags with bologna and cheese sandwiches, chips, cookies, and a bottle of water. In addition, they tucked a homemade Thanksgiving card into each lunch bag and then prayed over the lunches before they boxed them up.

“The theme for our Bible curriculum in fourth grade is servanthood,” said DCES teacher Natalie Lewis, “so it is just natural to teach our students to serve.  At Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, we share God’s love with others in a tangible way by packing these lunches for the homeless.”

The fourth grade does this twice a year, so it is safe to say that through the years, our fourth grade classes have fed 1500 people with their lunches!

Way to serve, fourth grade Warriors!