Friday, December 12, 2008

Maddie's Got a Heart of Gold, Tries to Donate Pop Tarts to Interfaith Food Pantry

Today is Pop Tart Friday in our household, and this morning I was reminded that my sweet little Maddie has a heart of gold. Back in November, we had received a backpack mail flier about Mendham Township Elementary School's food drive to help stock the shelves of the Interfaith Food Pantry in Morristown, NJ.

As London and Maddie devoured their Cookies & Cream Pop-Tarts for breakfast, I found Maddie packing a shopping back full of Pop-Tarts that she wanted to contribute to the food drive. I gently explained that while our family enjoys Pop-Tarts as a special breakfast treat once a week, children who are going to bed hungry need something a bit more nutritious. We reviewed the list of preferred food donations, and re-packed Maddie's shopping bag with mac & cheese, pasta, peanut butter and jelly, canned fruit and vegetables.

Rex and I sent the girls off on the school bus with a big bag of food contributions, and we came back down the driveway glowing with pride thanks to Maddie's heart of gold.

If you live in Mendham Township, the Tiger Leaders food drive continues through Friday, December 19th. If you live elsewhere and would like to make a difference in the fight against hunger, please join our team of 100 New Jersey bloggers in our "This Bank Can't Fail" campaign to support the Community Foodbank of New Jersey.


Jason said...

They make cookies and cream poptarts? I so have gots to get me some of that! I think that if I were homeless and getting food from a pantry, I'd be really psyched to get some poptarts instead of just the usual mac & cheese or canned beans. Kids have a special kind of wisdom about things, don't they?

Rich Dansereau said...

This is a very sweet story and just goes to show the excellent job you are doing as a mom. The food pantries do excellent work and I have posted about our local food bank too. Good luck to your local food bank.

Ferd said...

Good ole Maddie!
: )