Kiwanis Club of Orlando President Rick Sickles and Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation President Harry Brumley present a check to the Christian Service Center in sponsorship of 6 Love Pantry school locations for the 2014-2015 school year. Orlando Kiwanis was of the first civic groups to support the Love Pantry project back in 2011 with a matching challenge … Continue reading Kiwanis Club of Orlando gives time and money to Love Pantry
This morning I got a call from one of my parents about how her 3 children did this school year and possible retention. She didn’t have the money for bus fare to the school and was hoping we could help her via the telephone. After the academic conversation, and knowing that the family had been … Continue reading Rock Lake Beavers go from “D” to “C”
The following front page article features Palmetto Elementary School's triumph on the FCAT. Palmetto is one of our Love Pantry locations. The Love Pantry: Removing hunger as a barrier to learning. #lovepantry http://touch.orlandosentinel.com/#section/1229/article/p2p-80427589/ FCAT scores in Central Florida go up over 2013 FCAT scores released and show improvement in most areas Most Central Florida schools posted … Continue reading FCAT scores in Central Florida go up over 2013
A father came in to school to report that their home had been broken into a few times within the past month. As a result they were set back financially and were worried about not being able to buy food, or keep up with their monthly bills. He wasn't sure what to do and was … Continue reading Thief breaks into home, but Love Pantry helps soothe the pain
The Conway Elementary Love Pantry Coordinator shared this story about one family who received food and hygiene from the Conway Love Pantry: Annie is a mom who goes to work from early in the morning until around 6:30 p.m. She has two kids at Conway. Also in the household are her mother, an older son, … Continue reading Conway Love Pantry helps multi-generational family
Report cards are out! The Love Pantry gets another A+. This past 2013 Fall Semester, 68,439 food and 3,802 hygiene items were distributed through 69 school Love Pantry locations impacting the lives of 7,558 household members of which 5,235 were children. The Love Pantry is removing hunger as a barrier to learning.
Below is a blurb from one of our parents receiving food from the Love Pantry before the holidays: We are so thankful for the food provided to us. It was a great help as we began the new school year and settled into living in Orlando from Minnesota. While I have a steady job now … Continue reading Rosemont Love Pantry aids family in need
We'll have a big order this time around--we had a lot of families on our Angel Tree this year (twice as many as ever before) and we're sending home food from the Love Pantry with them, as well. It's also raising awareness of the pantry's availability--2 of the parents today teared up over the gifts, … Continue reading Love Pantry aids Angel Tree for Christmas
Thank you so much for the Love Pantry. You have no idea how many children you have fed during the last few days here. I have had several new homeless students enter the school and couldn’t believe how quickly my pantry was being cleaned out. I have children in my school who would have gone … Continue reading Howard Middle School needs a total restock!
We have a family of 3 kids who are homeless at the moment. They sometimes stay at a hotel that only has a microwave. We are able to give them food from the Love Pantry because it all can be cooked using a microwave. The food they received was most likely the only food they … Continue reading The Love Pantry helps another family…