Fifteen schools were in attendance.
Participants of Food Brings Hope afterschool programs, KidsZone and TeenZone, recently attended the annual End of the Year Celebration at the News-Journal Center.
The celebration kicked off with over 400 students and chaperones gathering in the lobby for pizza and drinks catered and donated by Sodexo Campus Services. After eating, schools were ushered to the auditorium to begin the program which included an FBH Awards celebration and a Talent Showcase.
Of the 16 Food Brings Hope partnered schools, 15 were in attendance. The Ormond Beach schools included Osceola Elementary and Ormond Beach Middle School.
The Talent Showcase featured student acts from 11 of the 15 schools in attendance. Those acts included, singers, dancers, step teams, musicians, and a photographer. Each school took home a plaque recognizing their participation in the show.
After the final talent act, Ormond Beach resident Forough Hosseini, FBH founder and chair, and Judi Winch, FBH executive director, awarded select students from each school with Citizenship of the Year awards for their positive attitude, dedication, and willingness to help others throughout the school year.
“On behalf of Food Brings Hope, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the principals, teachers, volunteers, and companies who help us each year to nourish the brilliant young minds of the students we have the honor of helping,” said Hosseini in a press release. “Each year we have been blessed with more opportunities to grow and serve additional disadvantaged students through the generosity and support of our community.”