Preschool and pre-kindergarten students from Honey Tree Preschool and Childcare of Monroe, assisted by their families, collected 13 grocery bags of items for the Monroe Food Pantry.
The children recently visited the Food Pantry to drop off their donations. Wendy Jolls, pantry coordinator, gave them a tour and explained that people who have trouble affording groceries can do their shopping here.
The children asked questions and learned how their efforts would assist close to 200 Monroe families.
Once they were done listening, the children were able to stock the shelves with their donations.
Jolls thanked the children, and explained how Monroe residents are very generous, especially around the holidays.
She noted the less fortunate need help year-round. “This is the time donations are slow,” Jolls said.
The children promised to come back every February to help fill the Food Pantry’s shelves.