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 Saturday at the food pantry
 Author: O'Neill, Diane

 Publisher:  Whitman (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 690392 ISBN: 9780807572368
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Food banks -- Fiction
 Hunger -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Generosity -- Fiction

Price: $21.38

Summary:
Molly and her mom do not always have enough food, so when they visit their local food pantry Molly sees her classmate Caitlin who is embarrassed to be there, so Molly helps Caitlin realize everyone needs help sometimes.

 Illustrator: Magro, Brizida


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Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (08/15/21)
   Booklist (09/15/21)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/15/2021 Molly and her mother, who lost her job, are waiting for the food market to open. Happy to see a classmate in line, Molly calls out to Caitlin, who doesn’t immediately respond, but later whispers what she doesn’t want others to hear, “Gran and I need help.” Molly wonders if there’s something wrong with needing food. Soon the girls are drawing pictures to pass out to people waiting in line and, later, those working at the food pantry. Noticing that Mom looks a little sad, Molly reminds her “Everybody needs help sometimes,” words her mother had previously shared with her. The morning ends cheerfully with Caitlin and her grandmother eating lunch with Molly and her mother. An appended note encourages adults experiencing food insecurity to contact local distribution sites. Magro’s nicely composed pictures illustrate the narrative with verve and finesse. Upbeat in tone but acknowledging the discomfort that many people feel when dealing with new experiences, this precisely worded story features a food pantry, a setting familiar to many children but seldom represented in picture books. - Copyright 2021 Booklist.

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