Food Brings Hope raised a quarter million dollars at fourth-annual Pearls of Hope gala
Food Brings Hope raised $250,000 at its fourth-annual Pearls of Hope Gala on Oct.13 at the J.W. Henderson Welcome Center at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
The organization also celebrated its 10th anniversary. The Pearls of Hope gala was designed to benefit the programs and initiatives that help stop the cycle of poverty and homelessness in the lives of local students.
DeLand High School, as well as a live auction where people bid on items like a cheesecake made by Pat Rice, editor of the Daytona Beach News Journal and a game of golf with ICI Home's Mori Hosseini and Gale Lemerand.
Food Brings Hope was first founded in 2007 by local businesswoman, Forough B. Hossein. The non-profit currently helps 1,300 out of 2,200 homeless and underprivileged children in Volusia County schools. Also, this year two schools in Flagler County will be joining the organization.