By Ian Hanigan
Fifth-graders in Mary Thomas-Vallens’ class at Brywood Elementary School were shocked to read in the newspaper that nearly 500,000 Orange County residents don’t get enough food each month. And while many children in the county qualify for free and reduced-price meals through their schools, the Brywood students realized those meals won’t necessarily continue through the summer.
Thus began an ambitious service-learning initiative that began in April and concluded this week. The project’s name aptly summed up the concern that motivated the class in the first place: “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation.”
Under the leadership of Thomas-Vallens, the fifth-graders rallied …read more
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