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Middle school students help out at charitable farm

By Community Bulletin
on September 22, 2016 at 12:15 PM

Plumstead Christian School (PCS) Middle School Students spent the first day of their kick off program service learning at America’s Grow-A-Row in Pittstown.

Students from the school in Plumsteadville, Pa. harvested 4,250 pounds of sweet corn, enough to feed 17,000 people in need one side dish.

America’s Grow A Row’s mission is to positively impact as many lives as possible through a volunteer effort of planting, picking, rescuing, and delivering free fresh produce.

They provide fresh, healthy produce to those in need, educate people of all generations about hunger and ways to help, introduce our youth to farming and healthy eating, cultivate philanthropy in tomorrow’s leaders, and contribute to the sustainability of agriculture.

President and founder Chip Paillex, whose daughter Kyra is a student at PCS, was recognized in 2014 as one of CNN’s Everyday Heroes for his work to fulfill this mission.

“One of the reasons our school exists is to teach students how to serve effectively, explains Patrick Fitzpatrick, Plumstead Christian School’s headmaster. “Partnering with America’s Grow A Row helps us to put our mission into action through volunteering in the community to help those in need.”