December 8, 2020 - Daytona Beach News-Journal USA TODAY NETWORK
ABOUT THIS SERIES: Founded in 2007, Food Brings Hope provides after-school programs in 27 schools in Volusia County and two in Flagler County. The programs provide at-risk students opportunities to improve grades, have fun, and receive nourishing food. Throughout the holidays, The News-Journal is highlighting the program by publishing the stories of some of its young participants. For more information, visit foodbringshope.org.
My name is Ella Farmer. I am 12 years old and attend Campbell Middle School. My favorite school subjects are mathematics and music. I would love to be an actress or animator after I graduate from college. This is my first year in TeenZone and I have already made many friends. I am excited to continue to be in the program for a long time.
I have two sisters, Lily and Claire, and two brothers, Mitch and Pat. For the holiday season I hope to see family and do some baking. For Christmas, I would love to get a drawing tablet. Also, I would love for COVID to end so I can go back to school and see all my friends in person. If I could get a special gift for someone else, I would love to give my mother a gift because she has been a single mom for most of her life, and I really owe it to her.
Food Brings Hope means lots to me and my family. If I didn't have this program and the Homework Helpline, I would most likely have awful grades. It makes all of my family so happy because of these extremely kind people.