It is difficult to put into words how much the Love Pantry blesses families at Millennia Elementary. Without it, children and their parents would be hungry and distressed. No longer do we have to struggle finding ways to provide for them with the Love Pantry on our campus. The food items and personal hygiene products … Continue reading From a Millennia Elementary School Counselor…
Lucy has a daughter at Conway Elementary. Because of her job loss, they were forced to move into a hotel. The Love Pantry made a difference as she struggled to get back on her feet. Because of the Love Pantry, Lucy didn’t have to make the choice of paying for the hotel room, or buying … Continue reading Conway Elementary Love Pantry makes a difference!
Earlier this year, the Love Pantry greatly improved the lives of a family at one of our Love Pantry schools. A single father of three was bitten by a venomous insect and was in danger of losing his arm. Due to the severity of the injury and a required surgery, he was unable to work. He … Continue reading Venomous Insect
I had a mother call me in tears this week. She was embarrassed and ashamed to need to ask for help. She asked if she could come in and meet with me discretely, so that her daughter wasn’t made aware of the family struggles. After meeting with her, listening to her story, and going through … Continue reading Tears of Thanksgiving for the Love Pantry
Yesterday, the Love Pantry Dedication to honor the expansion was held in Altamonte Springs at Lake Orienta Elementary School—the first Seminole County school to receive the Love Pantry Program. The dedication represented the five schools that the Oranole Foundation has financially supported and the commitment of volunteer support from Journey Christian Church. Those in attendance … Continue reading The Love Pantry project has expanded into Seminole County!
We received this testimonial from Judy, a Love Pantry in-school coordinator. It is truly an amazing blessing to see how the Love Pantry has affected lives of our community. “The Love Pantry has not only been a true blessing for so many of our students and their families, but it has provided me with many … Continue reading Wonderful words from an in-school coordinator
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?
This just came in from a teacher whose family was in a crisis situation and needed help with groceries from the Love Pantry: I would like to personally thank you and the Love Pantry for helping me in my time of need. The love and the compassion shown to myself and my family has been … Continue reading Even teachers need help!
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!
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?”