This week: installment one of three on striking out hunger
Reading Learning to Care and Give, Bob Melamud’s story for this week’s paper, kindles a spark of envy in me.
Six-year-old Katie Asher is just beginning to understand the meaning of caring and giving, Melamud writes. Every morning she drops a can of food into the collection boxes at Davidsonville Elementary, where she is a first-grader.
By high school, he continues, students like Tina Depietro, who built a food-can sculpture for South River High, embrace the values of empathy, giving and volunteerism.