Students shop to donate to area food bank

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - There is nothing like the words "field trip" to get students excited.

However, for a group of Primrose School students, the trip to an area Walmart is less about fun and more about food.

The students are shopping, so others can have food on their tables, especially during this upcoming holiday season.

"Because it is sharing and it is helpful for the people that don't have food," said student Hunter Allen.

The students are not shopping on someone else's dime. They are using their own dimes,, pennies, quarters, and dollars.

"All of our kids at our school have raised money by doing chores at their homes, and they brought in their pennies to raise money so that we can buy food for the food bank," said teacher Angela Revell.

Five-year-old Emerson Wrobel said she did quite a few chores at home.

"I cleaned my bedroom and I vacuumed the living room," said Wrobel.

However, she said she actually did not "like" doing the chores.

Emerson and her classmates put their feelings about chores aside and really got into the "holiday giving" spirit.

They decorated their shopping baskets with colorful posters, and hit the aisles with gusto, filling their baskets with everything they thought others would enjoy.

"It teaches our children here at primrose just about charity and helping others, and just reaching out to our community," said Revell.

The students say they are thankful to be able to help others have food on their tables, but as Thanksgiving approaches, they are also thankful for a few other things in their own lives as well.

"My dog, and my family," said Allen.

"Turkey," said Wrobel.

"My family, and that I have some money that I'm giving to the charities," said Hailey Moore.

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