WARREN, NJ - More than 35 Pre-kindergarteners, 4- and 5-year-olds, from The Primrose School of Warren saw the fruits of their labor as they unloaded grocery purchases and donated them to The Food Bank Network of Somerset County to help provide a warm Thanksgiving meal to local families in need on Tuesday, Nov.  22.

As part of Primrose Schools’ annual Caring and Giving program, the Pre-kindergarteners have spent the past month earning money for their shopping trips by completing extra chores at home. Unlike most other fundraising efforts in which children simply ask their parents for money or food to donate to the cause, Primrose students participate in a meaningful, hands-on way. This empowers them with the character traits and tools necessary to continue making a difference in their communities.


Students in each classroom then pooled their money and created detailed shopping lists to follow at the grocery store where they purchased the food they donated. Students combined (and learned to count) their earnings, created a detailed shopping list and hit the aisles of ShopRite of Stirling. As part of the school’s Caring and Giving program, this event helps students understand the value of generosity while creating a hands-on approach to math, nutrition and planning skills. 

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The Primrose School of Warren also conducted a school wide food collection as well. Together the school and its families throughout the school donated of over 700 pounds of food items to families in critical need. According to the USDA, about 49 million people – including 16 million children – are struggling with hunger in the U.S. Each year, millions of American families (men, women and children) are left without food to eat.  As you read this article, please take a moment to be thankful for the all the blessings in our lives and recognize opportunities to make a difference. 


Editor's note: The Primrose School of Warren is an advertiser with TAPinto Warren. If you are interested in advertising with TAPinto Warren, contact Brenda Nemcek at bnemcek@tapinto.net.