A local elementary school teaches children how to give back to the community with a food drive.
Royal Heights Elementary in Joplin started a canned food drive today to help local families in need prepare a thanksgiving dinner. Children, parents, and community members are encouraged to donate a non-perishable item through November sixteenth at the front office. Teachers at Royal Heights want to instill in their students the value of helping others, especially during a time of need.
“Of course you know when the kids can bring stuff in and know that they’re helping other people that’s a really good thing for them and that makes them feel really good about themselves, especially this time of year when we have so many people who need a little extra support through the holiday season, we’re happy to do that,” says Emily Heard.
At the end of the drive, food will be donated to Crosslines Ministry’s emergency food pantry.