Walker Middle School Love Pantry Dedication

Today we dedicated the Love Pantry at Walker Middle School. Wells Fargo is sponsoring the Love Pantry as part of their commitment to the community and in conjunction with their sponsorship of the City Year Orlando Corp at Walker. Wells Fargo employees will be volunteering their time to make weekly restocking deliveries while the City Year … Continue reading Walker Middle School Love Pantry Dedication

Can you imagine being 10 years old and hiding food under your bed so you could have something to eat?

This story was reported recently by a Love Pantry In-School Coordinator: We had a situation at our school where a child confided to her teacher that she was hoarding food under her bed. Her extended family had recently moved in, and there were now 13 people living in the house. Finances were very tight. There … Continue reading Can you imagine being 10 years old and hiding food under your bed so you could have something to eat?

Glenridge Middle School’s Love Pantry saves FCAT for one student

On the morning of FCAT testing, student A.S. came into my office and asked, “Ms. Williams, my stomach is hurting; I didn’t have breakfast. Do you have food?” I responded, “Yes.” I opened the Love Pantry, took out a box of cereal, milk, fruit and juice, then served the student. A.S. was so grateful for … Continue reading Glenridge Middle School’s Love Pantry saves FCAT for one student

Grandmother is in the hospital and no food in the cupboards; Love Pantry to the rescue!

Having a love pantry has helped one particular family in need. There is a family of 3 siblings that attend our school who have a hard time attaining food. They live with their Grandmother who is in the hospital a lot, and their older brother who takes care of them when she’s away is illiterate. … Continue reading Grandmother is in the hospital and no food in the cupboards; Love Pantry to the rescue!

“What does the Love Pantry mean to our school and our students?”

One Love Pantry School Coordinator’s response: Although we only started with the Love Pantry several months ago, it has already had a profound effect. One family I was working with was on the brink of living in their car when I was able to help them gather enough money for a deposit on an apartment … Continue reading “What does the Love Pantry mean to our school and our students?”

Program aimed at feeding hungry students facing money woes – as seen on WFTV

As featured on WFTV News Channel 9 on May 31, 2012 To watch the entire broadcast click on the the link below. http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/love-pantry-may-be-forced-to-close-down/vb5mz/ Money woes may force a program aimed at helping to feed hungry Orange County children to shut down. More than 3,000 families depend on food pantries to help feed their children. But … Continue reading Program aimed at feeding hungry students facing money woes – as seen on WFTV

OCPS Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Jenkins, loves the Love Pantry.

Dr. Jenkins is shown here with our Executive Director, Robert Stuart. The new Orange County Public School Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Jenkins, took time out of her busy schedule to visit the Christian Service Center to learn more about the Love Pantry Project. Children who are hungry struggle to learn – it’s a proven fact. Through … Continue reading OCPS Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Jenkins, loves the Love Pantry.

Nap Ford goes from “F” to an “A” with help from the Love Pantry

Read what one principal says about the Love Pantry’s impact at her school: Dear Robert, I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for helping us turn around our school – going from a state letter grade of F to an A. In order to address academic needs, we must first address the fundamental needs … Continue reading Nap Ford goes from “F” to an “A” with help from the Love Pantry