Young students at the Goddard School at King Farm in Rockville learned the importance of helping families in need around the holidays and collected more than 1,500 pounds of food during a three-week food drive in November.
The food drive gave teachers the opportunity to discuss social responsibility and healthful eating habits with their students.
“While we observe the upcoming holidays that are centered on families and feasts, there are those whom will have neither,” teacher Charles Prather said in a statement. “We wanted to make a point to educate the children on how important it is to help those less fortunate than us.”
All of the school’s 200-plus children and their families were invited to participate.
“It is amazing how children so young can be excited about something so much larger than themselves,” said Nicole Schwartz, the private pre-school’s academic director.
The items were donated to Manna Food Center in Gaithersburg.