SJR State students, employees help to Feed the Need
St. Johns River State College hosted a Feed the Need packing event on October 25. The mission of Feed the Need is to end weekend food insecurity in Putnam County’s school-aged children by providing nutritious meals over the weekends. Over 100 were in attendance, representing SJR State Volleyball, Softball, Baseball, Student Government Association, Florida Club of the Arts, Phi Theta Kappa, Delta Psi Omega from Florida School of the arts, and faculty members, kicking off the event packing 15,000 meals.
SJR State Trustee Denise Bramlitt, who is also the executive director for Feed the Need, is working to promote teen awareness and involvement. “I would like teens in Putnam County to realize that other students in the county are hungry,” she said.
The packing event ended with volunteers from Putnam Teens Fighting Hunger packing 20,000 additional meals. A total of 35,000 meals were produced at the event, held in conjunction with Hunger Fight, whose mission is to end hunger and improve literacy through providing nutritious meals and books to children, seniors and families in need.
For more information about Feed the Need, or to make a donation, visit www.feedtheneedofputnam.org.
St. Johns River State College presented a check for $3,500 to Hunger Fight for supplies for the event, using funds raised from a rummage sale held by the Student Government Association.
Pictured left to right is SJR State Vice President for Student Affairs Gilbert Evans, Florida School of the Arts student Fredrick Harris and SJR State Senior Vice President Melissa Miller volunteering at the event.
Over 100 volunteers representing SJR State attended the first portion of the event, packaging 15,000 meals. Putnam Teens Fighting Hunger packed 20,000 additional meals, producing a total of 35,000 meals for Feed the Need.
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