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 our partnership, thousands of students and their families had their immediate needs met, right at their school.
“The Love Pantry is a tremendous service to the community. We know that our kids learn better when they don’t have to worry about food,” says Dr. Jenkins. “We love the Love Pantry.”
Each of the 38 Orange County School Love Pantry locations were supplied with a metal lockable cabinet furnished with 367 food and 70 hygiene items, plus community resource information to move the families toward help and independence. During the second semester of this project, the Love Pantry supplied 48,293 food and 3,628 hygiene items to 4,668 household members which included 3,034 children. In addition to financial support from the community, over 878 ADDitions volunteer hours were donated.
Thank you, Dr. Jenkins, for your support of this vital project.
The Love Pantry: Removing hunger as a barrier to learning.