Today, we want to shed light on an important issue that affects the students of Sabal Palm Elementary School, located in the 32304 zip code, the poorest in the state of Florida. It's a statistic that demands our attention and concern: 96% of the student population at Sabal Palm lives below the poverty line. This reality underscores the critical need for our support.
Amidst the challenges faced by these children, there is a beacon of hope at Sabal Palm: the Hope 24/7 Food Locker. This initiative has been instrumental in providing assistance to the students and the community at large. The food locker, conveniently located outside the school's fence, offers 20 compartments, each containing a 30-pound box of food, providing up to 25 meals. What sets it apart is the ability of each compartment to function as a refrigerator or a freezer. This means that the community members who access the locker can receive fresh produce, frozen vegetables, fruits, and meats—essential resources in a neighborhood classified as a food desert.
The success of the Hope 24/7 Food Locker relies on the support of generous individuals like you. This past year, A FULL SUMMER helped fund the traditional food pantry and we also covered the monitoring fee for the Hope 24/7 Food Locker- and it's our goal to do it again! Our annual contribution of $4,095 ensures that the lockers maintain safe temperature ranges and covers any necessary servicing.
Thanks to the collective efforts of compassionate souls like yourselves, members of the Sabal Palm community have access to nutritious food—food that we would gladly provide for our own families. Your commitment to alleviating childhood hunger is a testament to your compassion and empathy. Together, we can continue to make a difference and ensure that no child goes hungry.
Thank you for standing with us in support of the remarkable children who face the daily struggle of hunger. Your contribution brings hope and nourishment, laying the foundation for a brighter future.
Dear A FULL SUMMER Friends,
One month from TODAY we will have our 2023 A FULL SUMMER Snack Pack! Thank you ALL for your support! We are a group of people who saw a need to help local food insecure children and we're doing something about it!
We had such an overwhelming response to our Snack Pack, that we increased our team numbers from 20 to 25! That means we'll pack 6,250 snacks instead of 5,000 this year!
That also means our fundraising goal is now $34,595. Here's how our funds are allocated:
In the two months since we have started fundraising, we have raised $25,989.52! That's wonderful!!! Thank YOU!! We know we can reach our goal!
To those of you who have donated, THANK YOU! If you'd like to help and haven't, please consider a donation through our PayPal page or by mailing a check made payable to A FULL SUMMER to St. John's Episcopal Church, 211 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32301, Attn: A FULL SUMMER. And please like us on Facebook and share this email and our website with you friends, coworkers, and family.
Here's a story about Mashayla West and Claudia Williams at Astoria Park Elementary's pantry so you can see what your donation supports: Astoria Park Elementary School's Pantry.