Students' service-learning project helps Kids Food Basket

ROCKFORD, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Rockford elementary school's year-long project learning about hunger and homelessness culminated in a fundraiser Tuesday night.

Crestwood Elementary students began exploring those topics in all subjects, from social studies, to reading, and to math. Their service-learning project ended with in art class, designing bowls for a community dinner, according to principal Nicole Peterson-Reeves.

"The culminating event was creating ceramic bowls in art class, decorating those bowls, and the symbolism of the empty bowl signifies the empty bowls that kids go home to when they're hungry," she said.

Thursday evening, the kids served macaroni and cheese and those bowls, and also offered the bowls for sale. Proceeds are going to Kids Food Basket.

Around 400 students in kindergarten through fifth grade participated.


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