TAYLOR COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Campbellsville Elementary School is helping its community with a Blessing Box, to give anyone food at any time.
The box sits outside the school’s cafeteria, and the motto is “take what you need, give what you can.”
Principal Elisha Rhodes said she has wanted to provide something like this for a while, so when a parent made a Facebook post about trying to start a Blessing Box program, she was immediately on board.
“I want one of these for school. What do I need to do? And it kind of went from there,” she said.
Within the first week of having the box, children from all grades have been filling it.
“I love helping people, so this is one of the things that is special to my heart,” said 3rd-grader Maddie Brunelle.
Fourth-grader Evan Cundiff even donated $25 to help keep it stocked.
“So they can go out and buy food if they need, it just feels really good to help people,” he said.
The plan is to have the box full 365 days a year, including weekends and summer so people can take food time anytime they need it. Rhodes said she is filled with pride seeing her students jump into action to help.
She says the lessons that participating in the program will provide are blessings too.
“When they leave here, I want them to know that life is more than math and reading. It’s putting a smile on someone else’s face and giving back,” said Rhodes.
You can donate to the Blessings Box by calling Campbellsville Elementary at 270-465-4561.