HART Pantry winds up another successful school year

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It is with a thankful heart that we graduate 15 of our senior HART kiddos

this year. We have been helping about 90 -110 teens in area schools in the 2016-2017 school year. The number varies widely because the food challenged and at-risk population is so transient; however these teens have been in our program and are graduating, under less than easy circumstances in their lives, and we are proud of them. Each will be given a gift card from HART PANTRY and this year one of our church donors is matching our gifts.

HART PANTRY has been named under the Arizona Tax Credit statute as a participating charity; this provided us with an addition of $ 4000.00 in donations.

We have grown not only in the schools we now serve, but also have new volunteers. Jan Eckstein has joined the Board of Directors. Jan comes to us from Church of the Palms, Sun City. New weekly volunteers include Cheryl Whitman, BJ Laing, Judy Barber and Anna Moore (Anna Moore works on fund raising projects).

As to schools, we have added the Dysart High School to the list of schools we serve. There are several other area schools waiting in the wings and setting up their end of the program so as to begin with HART in the fall.

The Peoria Unified School District named Ruth Langford and HART PANTRY as SENIOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR FOR 2016-2017. We were nominated by Kellis High School.

HART PANTRY will continue to offer weekend food bags to students throughout the summer recess at the Peoria Community Center.

 HAPPY SUMMER, Ruth Langford

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