At Lincoln Elementary School Kids are Helping Kids through Sharing Table


An act of kindness doesn’t always come with a price tag.

In fact, a group of Lincoln Elementary students are showing all it takes to make a difference is a helping hand and a lunch table.

Something so simple is having some big results.

“Because it’s nice sharing, and it fills other people’s buckets,” Corbin Weightman, 2nd grader says.

A lesson learned by helping others.

Here at Lincoln Elementary giving back starts with raising your hand.

These students are making sure everyone gets enough to eat through their sharing table.

“Students who have unwanted, unopened, individually wrapped, food can put that on the table and then other students can take off of the table,” Jill Vallejo, assistant principal Lincoln Elementary School says.

Breaking bread in the hopes no kid goes hungry.

“[It] makes them happy that they at least get lunch,” Weightman says.

A growing boy or girl can often come with a growing appetite, so getting a little more to eat can go a long way.

“I wasn’t really getting enough food when I was eating, so then, when they made the sharing table, I got enough food,” Caleb Haesel 3rd grader says. 

Open to any kid who gets a school lunch, the sharing table is filling little hearts and little bellies.

“[We’re] donating and helping people who don’t have food,” Brycen Kalfell, 3rd grader says.

Giving more than unwanted food.

“It would be good if we share stuff,” Pistol Jewett, 3rd Grader

Kids are helping kids .

“It feels cool that I know that there’s a lot of kids that care about other kids,” Haesel says.

And learning the value of sharing one lunch at a time.

Lincoln Elementary, along with other Bismarck Public Schools, have implemented lunch sharing table in their schools

Everything shared must be individually wrapped, taken, and delivered by a teacher.

The vice principal says after only a  week, kids are excited about getting involved and helping other kids.

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