Food Brings Hope was founded in 2007 with the vision that every child would be given a chance to reach their full potential. Through the extraordinary support of a generous community, Food Brings Hope, Inc., a 501(c)3 public charity, now touches the lives of more than 1,700 school aged children. These children are able to benefit from several key initiatives:
Our after-school programs serve more than 1,700 students in twenty-nine Volusia and Flagler County Schools, providing nourishing meals, enhanced academics, rewards for improvement and opportunities to participate in sporting and cultural events. We also offer hands-on banking, college tours, and opportunities to discover possible career routes. School teachers and principals testify that these activities contribute to improved test scores, reduced disciplinary referrals and absenteeism, and an increase in the number of students completing each grade level.
As part of our efforts to help students reach their fullest potential, we also provide FBHonors programs in eight of our schools for the highest achieving students and a supplemental Weekend Feed-A-Family program to help combat food insecurity.
The HOPE Project
The HOPE Project, has been established to provide unaccompanied youth with a safe and stable living environment. The Eric DeVriese Jr. HOPE House was established for students attending Volusia County High Schools. In addition to providing shelter, we also offer services to help the residents prosper by offering mentoring, transportation, nutritional training, higher education counseling, medical services, etc.
At Food Brings Hope, 100% of all donations go toward these important initiatives.