2,000 Pound Haul in Lower School Food Drive
Montverde Academy’s annual Lower School Food Drive has raised over 2,000 pounds of food for the Faith Neighborhood Center, resulting in the ability to feed approximately 1,667 families. The majority of the food donated is child-friendly and will be sent home with students, who depend on the Lake County School system for meals during the school day, so they will have meals during the summer months when school is not in session.
“Thank you for the mentorship and leadership you are showing these children, teaching them to be caring global citizens,” said Patricia Kry, Executive Director of the Faith Neighborhood Center in Groveland. “We need a world filled with more individuals like you and more children learning the lessons that will lead our future.”
The spring food drive accompanies the Faith Neighborhood Center’s November Change Challenge, where the Lower School holds a fundraiser to provide funding for holiday meals for local families. With a mission of “a pathway to develop, empower, and educate those with food insecurities,” the MVA Lower School is well on its way to helping the Faith Neighborhood Center reach its goals and make a positive impact in the community.
“We have a special bond with The Faith Neighborhood Center,” said Meristell Shackelford, Dean of the Lower School. “Living the ‘community’ piece of our Mission Statement was quite evident this morning as we celebrated the opportunity to give to those around us in need.”