By Abby Foulk
More than 250 pounds of food harvested for Food Shelf
In an effort to make 1st and 2nd graders beam with pride, they were given seeds to plant in a garden and were encouraged to harvest all that grew. Students at Charlotte Central School even decided where to bestow the bounty.
Last spring, Kris Gerson’s 1st graders nurtured seedlings of squash, tomato, basil and more. This fall, as new 2nd graders, they harvested more than 250 pounds of food and decided to give it to the Charlotte Food Shelf.
Karen Doris, Food Shelf coordinator, visited their class for an exchange where she talked about all that the Food Shelf has to offer. The kids, in turn, loaded into Food-Shelf-bound cars four varieties of squash, potatoes, onions, watermelon radishes and the season’s final cherry tomatoes.
They were happy and proud and already eager to repeat this cycle.