Amazing connections made today with our local Rainier Valley Food Bank. We harvested food yesterday from our Hillman City P-Patch food bank plot. We made the rainy trek with Mr. C’s class this morning. We were full of high spirits and good intentions as we arrived a little soggy to hand over kale, cabbage, broccoli, and collard greens. The director of RVFB gave us a tour and talked about how valuable of a community resource the food bank is. Students had an amazing writer’s workshop in the afternoon, using their creative writing skills to write a first person account of a food bank patron. Their empathy and compassion shined through in these writings. Having students grow and deliver fresh, local, organic produce, really helps them feel empowered that they CAN make a difference in their community.