Little ones help to fill CRHS food shelf

More than four dozen youngsters – members of the school readiness program offered at Coon Rapids High School – collected some 150 food items to help stock the shelves at the high school’s food shelf.

Little ones in Coon Rapids High School’s school readiness program tour the school’s food shelf after delivering some 150 food items to the shelf Dec. 6. Photo by Sue Austreng

Little ones in Coon Rapids High School’s school readiness program tour the school’s food shelf after delivering some 150 food items to the shelf Dec. 6. Photo by Sue Austreng

The preschoolers in Lori Onstad’s classes delivered those items and toured the food shelf Dec. 6.

“It’s just so neat to see (the preschoolers) get so excited about doing something to help someone in need. It teaches them that it doesn’t matter how little they are, they can help, too,” said Onstad’s fellow preschool teacher Cathy Herzog as the little ones giggled and hurried up stairs, each carrying a box or can or bag of non-perishable food to be placed on the shelf.

For more information about Coon Rapids High School’s food shelf, call 763-506-7100.

Sue Austreng is at sue.austreng@ecm-inc.com

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