Field Trip to Rainier Valley Food Bank

Dante’s 7th grade social studies class took a field trip to the food bank to deliver Orca Garden grown produce- chard, tomatoes, squash, and more. This was a service learning project that was a chance for them to delve into the power of giving. This food bank serves hundreds of families a week and are an incredible resource for the Rainier Valley. The tour that Gwen gave to us was insightful and powerful. The questions that students asked were great examples of the impact that these kind of real educational experiences have on students. They even got a chance to go “shopping” for what a family of 1-4 would take home in a day at the food bank. These students were even talking about doing a school wide food drive to donate to the food bank. Community building at its finest! Check RVFB at


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