Empathy, One of the Seven Essential Virtues...Shown by Grade 7's at Winnipeg Harvest
The grade 7 students have been discussing “empathy” in TA and in Social Studies classes. How do different unexpected life experiences lead to people struggling to provide for themselves and their families? Each of the 4 Grade 7 homerooms has been visiting Winnipeg Harvest. Each class was given a short presentation on who uses this program, how to qualify and the different types of assistance available and how others can contribute. The classes were then taken on a tour of the facility and saw volunteers working in various areas and doing a variety of jobs. Each class was then given a task. Students bagged several items such as pasta, sugar, salt etc. for 60 minutes. These bags were used as part of food boxes that are provided to families. Each homeroom has been able to average at least 385 bags being created per visit. This resulted in over a thousand families being able to receive the necessary food. It was a great experience.
“ ..Winnipeg Harvest is a non- profit organization to help feed families and make sure everyone has something to eat. My volunteer experience was great. My job was to count how many bags we put in each box.” ( Owen. D- 7b)