Community Food Bank Partners with Solid Rock Christian Academy to Help Fulfill Urgent Need

Sheila Chau (left), Principal of Solid Rock Christian Academy, receives a donation of granola bars from Barbara Sprague (right), Executive Director of the Community Food Bank. The granola bars will help fill food closets which are maintained by teachers as a means of ensuring students in need do not go hungry while at school.

The Community Food Bank (CFB) partnered with the Solid Rock Christian Academy (SRCA) to help prepare for the upcoming school year by providing several cases of granola bars to fill their food closets. Teachers at SRCA maintain these food closets to provide snacks and other food items to students in need.

According to Barbara Sprague, Executive Director of the CFB, a teacher at the SRCA contacted her to inquire about how the CFB may be able to assist them with ensuring each child has enough food while in their care. 

“Many of the children who attend SRCA are from low income families who live below the poverty level,” explains Sprague. “Although they are able to attend SRCA thanks to scholarship money, many of these children are food insecure.  Our partner agency, Citrus County Blessings, provides much support by providing children with weekend food.  The SRCA was in need of additional support to ensure none of the children go hungry throughout the week.”

The CFB acquired the granola bars from Feeding Tampa Bay and Publix.  They will be distributed for teachers to include in their food closets.

“We are able to do this thanks to the support of individuals, organizations and businesses such as Feeding Tampa Bay and Publix who generously support our mission of ending hunger and nourishing hope,” concludes Sprague.