"Humbling is the word eighth-grader Taliah Lansing used to best describe a recent volunteer experience.
“It was amazing to know I was going to help feed a family who may not have fresh vegetables otherwise,” said Taliah, who was one in a group of Milwaukee Jewish Day School students who spent time volunteering at Leket Israel – The National Food Bank in Israel as part of their activities during their eighth-grade trip. “It was a lot of fun to dig in the dirt and joke around with friends.”
“Leket was an amazing experience,” her classmate, Aya Vlasoff, added. “It gave us a chance to take a break from sight-seeing and do something for others. We got to pick a vegetable that not many of us had ever had, so it made the time farming more exciting.”
With their hard work and enthusiasm, the day school’s eighth-grade class rolled up their sleeves to pick 1500 pounds of fresh kohlrabi for distribution to Israelis in need."
-Excerpted from www.mynorthshorenow.com