It’s potato harvesting season in Alaska and some teachers are using this time of year to plant a seed in the minds of their students.

Sixth graders at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School spent Friday digging for spuds. Big or small, each one was donated to feed the hungry and homeless at Bean’s Cafe.

The students say they are excited to give to others. It’s a lesson of kindness their teacher hopes will stick.

“You teach them when they’re young and hopefully they grow up and they keep those same values as they get to be older and become adults,” Teacher Eddie Ezell said.

The students hand delivered their 90 pound harvest to Bean’s Cafe on Friday.

Staff at the day shelter say they receive about 2,500 pounds of donated potatoes from local school children every year.