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Cape Girardeau students bake for good

Some students said it's helped them understand how to accomplish simple tasks (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS). Some students said it's helped them understand how to accomplish simple tasks (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS).
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

With a little flour, water and yeast, more than 300 Missouri students helped feed the hungry from scratch.

Students at Trinity Lutheran rolled up their sleeves for a lesson in baking bread.

Students' grade 3rd through fifth learned the fine points of fluffing flour and scooping ingredients into measuring cups.

“They are each baking two loafs of bread and they will be able to take one home, which they will share with their family and the other will be donated to the Cape Girardeau Senior Center," said Julie Fiehler.

Volunteers say the sticky assignment teaches math, science, and reading skills and hopefully turns these little bakers into at-home helpers…

The kids whipped up 55 loafs to donate, all put aside to rise before going into the oven.

“We've got some good looking dough back there rising and I am sure the bread is going to turn out really yummy," said Fiehler.

Not only did the kids learn a new skill, and a mess to bring home to mom, that importance of giving back.

King Arthur baking educators travel the country offering this project free of charge to school districts.

King Arthur Bread was established back in 1790. They have been baking bread ever since. 

The Kids Bake for Good program started 25 years ago and has taught over 250,000 kids in fourth through seventh grades in the US. 

Some students said it's helped them understand how to accomplish simple tasks everyday in the real world. 

One loaf of bread from this event will be shared with the Cape Girardeau Senior Center, St. Mary's Food Pantry and Backpacks for Friday. 

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