h is for hunger

h is for hunger, part one: the collecting

we collected and sorted food all week for The Salvation Army Harvey County.

hooray for teamwork, strong bodies and gentle hearts.


h is for hunger, part two: the pricing

each piece of food got at least one heart sticker. this food won’t cost anyone anything and we give it away to The Salvation Army Harvey County with love. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

(also, in order to make this video i had to turn off the music that had been playing…so they are “freezing” until it’s back on. 😂)

h is for hunger, part three: the counting

we estimated, guessed, hypothesized and did a lot of counting.

the final count as the last mama brought a bag of donations when picking up her thursday afternoon kiddo was 108 items of food.

lining the food up to make a “parade” helped with counting.

this video is thursday morning, by thursday afternoon the food went all the way under the tub table and touched the wall!

h is for hunger, part four: the bagging up

while we permitted playing with the food all week which included bagging things up, thursday afternoon had the final opportunity.

we recognized the skill it takes to effectively pack a bag of canned goods and called out “thank you” to the workers in our community who do this work so well.

h is for hunger, part five: the processing

one of the things i hope to impart on these children is that there doesn’t have to be the “other.”

we all experience hunger, we all need food. there are some of us who have resources to get food into our home and there are some of us who use the resource of The Salvation Army Harvey County to get food.

this is not about the other, the poor, those less fortunate than us. this is about us, our community, working together.

and honestly, i don’t think they learnt any of it from me. they already knew it. “if someone is hungry and doesn’t have food, then someone who has extra food gives it to them.”


h is for hunger, part six: the giving

a few days later, during church on sunday morning, a few preschoolers (who also attend New Creation Fellowship Church) brought our donations to the front of the sanctuary.

and one day later a preschool family took the food to The Salvation Army Harvey County and found out it weighed 126 pounds!!!

way to go, families. we made a difference in our community. and if you imagine those young hands blessing as they handled the food, that food is BLESSED. 😂😂