Column: Tell Your Own Story: walk with Free Lunch (4th) : My Son And I In Free Lunch In That Year When He Was Five
译者： vipss 校对： Shirley
After we backed home, my son said we should never ever waste any food again, because the food we wasted could have feed so many children. Rice Ball was five years old at that time and he had never suffered from hunger. However, on the first day Huang Xi Primary School began to enjoy Free Lunch, Rice Ball saw a lot of peers suffering from hunger. Those peers have to walk a long way without their parents. Some of them even have to walk in the mountain for one hour to get to school. Most of them can’t make home for lunch, so they have some snack to substitute lunch. My son has been persisting in “emptying plates”. When he was five and in kindergarten, he was praised by his teachers for the long persistence in the “Empty Plates”activity.
(This is an article my son wrote when he was eight and in first grade. Jiangxi Free Lunch Volunteer Group had been established for three years and registered as Sunshine Public Service Center. The group has gained legal identify and its group member has enlarged dramatically. That year, we applied so many resources. We sent the clothes and books to countless Free Lunch schools.)
The article narrated what happened when we first send the goods to Free Lunch schools. My son’s teacher knew that he always participate public service with me, so the teacher asked him to write an article about the public service experience to take part in a story-telling contest. That was why my son wrote the article. When my son wanted to write the words he didn’t know, I was there to teach him. I am so proud of my son that he can bring his experience to the school life.
In the fourth anniversary of Free Lunch, I have been with it for two years. Thank you for the lovely moment that Sunshine Public Service Group shared with my son and me. I have a similar wish as all the ordinary mothers do: I hope my son will become a person with the capable of being loved and loving. Thanks so much for Free Lunch. It provides my son and me amazing chances to engage into public service. Bless Free Lunch!