Earlier this month, the fifth grade students invited the school to donate canned goods and thanked each contributor with a baked good. Students stock piled the canned goods in their classroom in preparation for their annual field trip to stock the shelves of the Christ Church Cares Food Pantry.

Today, we took the entire morning to deliver the donations to Christ Church Cares Food Pantry just down the road in Millwood, Va. During the trip we learned about the meaningful ways the pantry serves people in our local area and the importance of helping others. After the field trip, students journaled about their experience. This hands-on experience has always been a notable memory for each fifth grader and is another meaningful way we live our school motto; We learn not for school, but for life.