Here’s an idea for breaking up your daily routine: Take time once or more during the summer to deliver a noontime meal to homebound people. Kids love to help carry the lunch and ring the doorbell. Along with a meal, volunteers deliver a healthy dose of camaraderie. Definitely the case of a little going a long way! This activity can also lead to important conversations with your children about hunger and respect for the elderly. Visit Meals on Wheels to find the program nearest you.
Talk to your child:
- How does it help people to have their meals delivered each day?
- Do you think this is an important volunteer job? Why or why not?
Book to share: Miss Tizzy by Libba Moore Gray. Ages 3-8. A joyful elderly woman has a following among a group of neighborhood children. When she becomes ill, the children get creative about how to express their love.