German School Fifth-Graders Visit Food Bank

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German School of New York fifth-graders help unpack boxes of food donations at the Food Bank for Westchester in Elmsford on Tuesday.
German School of New York fifth-graders help unpack boxes of food donations at the Food Bank for Westchester in Elmsford on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Mariaanna Zose
German School of New York students learn about the hungry in Westchester.
German School of New York students learn about the hungry in Westchester. Photo Credit: Mariaanna Zose
German School of New York students help sort foods donated to the Food Bank for Westchester.
German School of New York students help sort foods donated to the Food Bank for Westchester. Photo Credit: Mariaanna Zose
German School of New York students visit the Food Bank for Westchester in Elmsford.
German School of New York students visit the Food Bank for Westchester in Elmsford. Photo Credit: Mariaanna Zose
The grade 5a class of the German School of New York gathers at the food bank in Elsmford.
The grade 5a class of the German School of New York gathers at the food bank in Elsmford. Photo Credit: Mariaanna Zose

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Kids got a chance to help sort donated food as White Plains students from the German School of New York's fifth-grade class visited the Food Bank for Westchester on Tuesday. 

Some students brought donations of canned and dry foods, which weighed in at more than 100 pounds, said Mariaanna Zose, grade 5a homeroom teacher.

Nancy Lyons, resource/volunteer coordinator for the Food Bank, gave the kids a tour of the Elmsford facility. They learned that about 200,000 Westchester residents rely on the Food Bank, a third of whom are children under the age of 18, Zose said.

"It's unbelievable how many people need help. And I think it was so important for the students to raise awareness and to learn how blessed they are in their lives," she said.

Students also helped separate food donations, including their own. 

"They have an area where they have foods that are divided up into different categories, and the kids had to put the donation into the right spots," Zose said. "The kids really liked it. It was amazing."

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