Leadership Winter Park Helps Feed 2,000 Student Families

As a member of Leadership Winter Park, our class chose to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida through the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce to help fight hunger in Winter Park. Money raised allowed Second Harvest Food Bank to distribute over 12,000 pounds of fresh produce, meat, canned goods and bakery items to more than 2,000 families in Winter Park Consortium Schools before Spring Break at Winter Park High School’s Main Campus. Many children rely on the free and reduced breakfast and lunch program and will have little to no food during the break when the cafeterias are closed. This mobile drop helps bridge that gap.

One family contacted the group several days later with the following message, “Thank you so very much for all of the efforts. You can’t begin to imagine how much you helped my family.”

As part of the Winter Park Chamber’s efforts, Leadership Winter Park Class XXVIII raised the funds and volunteered their time to hold an incredible mobile drop for our families struggling to put food on the table, especially right before Spring Break. Remaining funds will go to purchase a much-needed truck for the Patmos Chapel Community Service Center in order to feed more people each year. Please help us fight hunger and feed hope in Winter Park.

This project is part of the comprehensive effort to address hunger in Central Florida.

– Heather Traynham
CEO, LightbulbPR Partner Schools

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