Saturday at the Food Pantry
I need help! Just like everyone else!
That dinner, Mom served Molly chili once again. Obviously, Molly was not happy eating chili every day. But mom consoled and offered her a cup of fancy milk with sugar and spice. While mom kept the little leftover milk, she told Molly about their next visit to the food pantry. When Molly asked questions about the pantry visit, mom replied, everybody needs help sometimes. So the next day, they stood in line until the pantry opened. Molly saw her friend Caitlin standing in the queue with her granny. Caitlin refused to acknowledge Molly. What happened to Molly and Caitlin? Did they get some food?
We picked this book based on a recommendation. We all know food security is an important issue faced globally, irrespective of the economic status of a country. And affects children at all levels - nutritional and psychological. This book carries the vital message that it’s okay to seek help and is a must-read for young children. The illustrations are colorful and captivating.
A story of empathy, courage, and community told through a day in the life of Molly, Saturday at the Food Pantry by Diane O’Neill empowers and creates an awareness of food security in young children.
Originally published: 2021
Author: Diane O'neill
Illustrator: Brizida Magro
Rating basis (of 5.0): Story (5.0), Characters (5.0) Writing Style (5.0), Illustrations (5.0) & Ease (5.0)
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