McInnis Elementary School is a Title I school that is located in Deleon Springs. Of the 360 students enrolled at McInnis, over 90% of the students receive free and reduced lunch. McInnis’ KidsZone has approximately 35 members in fourth and fifth grade and is sponsored by Laurie LaMondie. With the newly formed relationship with Food Brings Hope, the students at McInnis Elementary School have been fortunate to participate in the variety of events and activities, such as an Embry Riddle Basketball game, Wells Fargo Hands-On Banking program, and the Daytona State College dinner and concert. Prior to dinner at Daytona State, the students were taken on a very informative, guided tour of the college that ignited very exciting conversations about future studies.
Additionally, the students had weekly meetings that focused on the development and enrichment of their reading and social skills. Based on the district ELA assessments, the KidsZone students have increased their reading comprehension skills. Most impressive has been their ability to work together and their compassion for others. The special projects always focused on supporting and thanking others, such as local veterans and teachers. Food Brings Hope was also instrumental during the holidays to ensure the KidsZone students were “visited” by Santa through the gracious donation of various gifts.
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it’s not,” the Lorax.
Thank you Food Brings Hope for caring!
100% of Food Brings Hope overhead is paid for by the Hosseini Family Foundation!
100% of donations to Food Brings Hope directly benefit students.
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