Shorewood Christian School students volunteer at Burien-Highline Food Bank

Thanks to Shorewood Christian School for e-mailing to call our attention to that clip they posted on YouTube after 5th graders went to work at the Burien-Highline Food Bank; we told you earlier about the school’s food drive to help the White Center Food Bank (which you can help anytime by donating online; here’s the link). Here’s the full news release about their latest project:

When 24 students from the 5th grade class at Shorewood Christian School heard that the Highline Food Bank was having not only a shortage of food but of volunteers helping, these kids decided to take action. On Tuesday, November 25th, the 5th grade volunteered their time and helped hand out food at the Burien- Highline Food Bank. They came prepared and brought with them a huge collection of stuffed animals to hand out to children at the food bank as well.

Mike Werle, Director of the Burien-Highline Food Bank, explained that the food shortage is growing worse. “Food drives are down and there is less poundage of food coming into the bank. We’ve had about a 30% increase in the number of people that come in here per day. The number of people seems to grow daily. The number one reason people are saying they are coming to the food bank is they have been laid off from their jobs. With the current economic conditions, the food shortage at food banks are expected to grow worse as unemployment rises.”

Nicko Morris, a 5th grade student at Shorewood Christian, told about his experience that day, “I like giving because I like to see the smiles on the children’s faces. They looked like they were afraid. But when Emily and I gave our toys to the children, you could tell that they were just filled with joy when they reached for the toy. That’s what we all should do! It’s better to give than to receive.”

Rachelle Kerkof, one of the 5th grade girls in the class, “It was fun to see the kids’ faces when I gave them toys. I really enjoyed this experience.”

Mrs. Mary Lesnett, the 5th grade teacher, explained, “This is our 4th year supporting the Burien- Highline Food Bank. The kids love to get involved and help others. The experience impacts them greatly. I’m sure we will be doing this for many years to come.”

“At Shorewood Christian School, our students are involved on a regular basis with giving back to our community and making a difference in this world. Our students help at food banks, visit nursing homes, clean up streets and yards, and are always involved in some sort of fundraiser for a cause other than themselves. These are lessons that these students will carry with them for a lifetime. We want these students to grow up to become world changers.”, says Tim Lorenz, Principal of Shorewood Christian School.

Shorewood Christian School, a ministry of Shorewood Foursquare Church, is
currently enrolling pre-K thru 10th grade for the 2009-2010 school year. For more information you can go to

Volunteering at the food bank is a great project for families, schools, and
churches to do together. Not only will you help someone in need, but as the
5th grade students at Shorewood Christian School would tell you, it will
make impact your heart and make you feel good too.


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