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Review for Citrus County Harvest, Inc., LECANTO, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am the founder of Citrus County Harvest, Inc. I have been with this organization since 1999. In 2009, we introduced a program that feeds hungry children on weekends. During the school week, these children participate in the federally funded meal program and receive free/reduced breakfast and lunch. Often times these children go home on weekends and do not receive another nutritionally balanced meal until they come back to school on Monday mornings. Our program is called Citrus County Blessings. We started in one public school serving 50 children. Today we are in 14 public schools in Citrus County, Florida serving 1,250 children. Through feed back from teachers, volunteers and students in our program, we have found a way to give hope to these children. They now return to school on Monday mornings ready to learn. Instead of thinking how hungry they are they can sit quietly and concentrate on what the teacher is presenting. Our Blessings program is helping to build our community one school and one student at a time.

Role:  Board Member