Sixty-some 3rd graders from Butler Acres Elementary School toured Help Warehouse this morning.
The students learned about the Meals on Wheels program and then decorated lunch sacks for the seniors who receive meals.
They saw how food was weighed, counted and stacked on pallets to be sent out to the various food banks in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties. And they learned about the USDA Commodities program for which people must be income eligible, while anyone can go to a food bank.
But clearly, the highlight of the tour was a ride in the freight elevator!
Since 1982, Help Warehouse has been the food collection and distribution center for Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties, distributing an average of 1.7 million pounds of food each year.