You’re never too young to help others! This is the message I wanted to give to my kids as we made breakfast in a bag for a food pantry, our act of kindness for kids.
My kids are still too young to serve food, or even to help stock items our local food pantry, but I spoke with a local food pantry, who filled me in on an awesome idea: Breakfast in a Bag. All you need to do is simply put together a healthy breakfast in a bag, and bring it by in the morning to serve to the diners at the food pantry.
I knew this would be a good connection for my breakfast-loving son. Each of our bags included: a freshly baked muffin, an apple, a bottle of water, and a napkin. I did the baking because it was for other people, and my 4 1/2 year old’s baking can still be, well, creative.
My kids helped out by:
- Fresh fruit: We visited the farmer’s market as a family, selecting fresh apples for the bags
- Muffins: We used a favorite recipe of my older son’s (Apple Banana muffins, from Petite Appetite by Lisa Barnes)
- Creating the bags: I laid out the supplies, and my son filled the bags.
- Carrying the bags into the pantry: this wasn’t anticipated, but my son wanted to help carry the bags in and unload them.