Twenty-four Lower School families woke up bright and early on Sunday, October 18 to volunteer at Roots Farm. In 30 minute shifts spaced out over three hours, students and their families harvested hundreds of pounds of sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and pumpkins of all sizes and colors. The volunteer opportunity was part of the monthly Giving Wednesday Challenge in which students were encouraged to discover their own gifts by serving others. During October, students were challenged to help children in our community who are facing hunger.
Sunday’s harvest will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank through its Farm to Food Bank program. So far this year, Roots has donated more than 1,300 pounds of fresh produce to the organization, which is just one of many working to fight childhood hunger. To learn about hunger in Maryland and to help make a positive difference, visit Feeding America: Hunger in Maryland.