Updated: 08/15/2013 8:39 PM
Created: 08/15/2013 3:57 PM WHEC.com
Rochester School for the Deaf students were working hard Thursday morning to make a difference at a local soup kitchen.
As part of their summer program, RSD students wanted to spend a day working at A Meal and More Soup Kitchen on East Avenue. But because the students were only in first and second grade, rules didn't allow them to help out with the food.
So the class decided they would hold a food drive instead. On Thursday, they donated what they collected. Their teacher says this was a great experience for the students.
Kathy Tarello, teacher, said, "I think this is something new for them especially living in Rochester. They aren't in the city as often. They don't see people who are needy. But it was great exposure for them. I think the earlier they expose them the more comfortable they are and the more interested they'll be when they get older in volunteering."
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