UXBRIDGE: Loaves and Fishes Foodbank in Uxbridge recently received a generous donation from Joseph Gould Public School, of over $1,200 worth of fresh vegetables.
The sixth-grade class at Joseph Gould, worked with Willow Tree Farms to sell boxes of vegetables to the community, to promote healthy eating and raise money for the local foodbank.
At $12 a box, the sixth graders sponsored 104 boxes for the foodbank and sold around 70 to the community.
According to Kelty McKay, of Willow Tree Farms, the support from the community for this initiative has been overwhelming.
“The schools, for themselves, ended up selling way more baskets of vegetables to go to the foodbank then they did for people who are actually taking them home,” Kelty said. “More people bought baskets to give away then they did for themselves.”
Sixth grade teacher at Joseph Gould, Lisa Rolf, told the Standard she is grateful for the community’s support.
“The community’s response has been overwhelmingly generous, I cannot thank people enough for what they’ve done,” she said.
According to Lisa, the kids learned lots, and enjoyed giving back to the community.
“The students learned, for one, how to be generous, and also how to help each other,” Mrs. Rolf said, “They’ve also learned about healthy living and buying locally. Which is so important.”