Looking for a fun project for your family or a group of families to dig into? Buy cost-effective bulk quantities of pinto beans, then downsize them into family-size portions to be distributed to low-income families at a food pantry. It’s also a great project to do with rice. About 2 cups would go into 2-quart reclosable plastic bags. Be sure your local food pantry will accept your donation before you begin. Find it by calling 2-1-1 (the human services hotline) if available in your area. Or click here to find your local food bank, which can direct you to your nearest food pantry.
Talk to your child:
What do you feel like when you’re hungry?
How else can we help people who are hungry?
Book to share: Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan. Ages 4-8. A young boy who is uncomfortable around people who are homeless gains a new perspective when he helps his uncle work at the soup kitchen.