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School Food Pantry Program

Imagine being a child at school during lunchtime and you’re so worried about food that you hide a portion of your meal to save it for dinner. This scenario happens on a daily basis in Leon County. No child should go to bed hungry.

Did you know that 42.65% of children who attend Leon County Schools qualify for free or reduced- price lunch? For many of these kids, lunch is the only meal they can depend on eating.

Above: As Pineview Elementary Principal Carmen Conner said, “Our two food pantries (outdoor shelf and school pantry) have both made a significant impact on our community.

At right: Thanks to the help of A FULL SUMMER, we are filling a huge void for families in need on a DAILY basis!” Special THANKS to Ms. Bruton and Mrs. Henderson for their dedicated leadership of the W.T. Moore Mustang Food Pantry! We are so grateful, and so inspired by their work of “heart”!

2020 Food Pantries

In 2020, we donated $23,493.50 to Second Harvest of the Big Bend and sponsored six food pantries:

  • Chaires Elementary School
  • Fairview Middle School
  • Oak Ridge Elementary School  
  • Pineview Elementary School
  • Rickards High School
  • W.T. Moore Elementary School

Each of these schools received sufficient funds to stock their food pantry shelves for an entire year, and they will go through Second Harvest to obtain food for their pantries at reduced costs.

THANK YOU! A FULL SUMMER volunteers are changing the world, one child at a time!!