Best time for Media Coverage: Thursday Feb. 18 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM 550 W. Hillsborough Ave
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Media may arrange to follow students along on route to capture footage at door, etc.
TAMPA, FL, Thursday, February 18, 2016 – Students from the senior class and staff from Tampa Preparatory School will deliver 10 routes, totaling over 100 meals, to Tampa’s senior and homebound neighbors for the School’s annual day of giving back, Terrapin Day, on Thursday, February 18.
Students from the senior class will spend the day volunteering at Meals On Wheels, as well as The Sweetwater Organic Farm and St. Peter Claver School. Seniors taking part in Meals On Wheels will deliver over 100 meals around the Tampa Bay area. After the 10 routes are delivered, students will spend time learning about the Meals On Wheels mission and helping put together Volunteer Orientation Packs.
Tampa Preparatory School’s mission is “to live a higher purpose than self.” This is accomplished by allowing students the opportunity to volunteer in their community on Terrapin Day of Service. For the past nine years, the school has also been a partner to Meals On Wheels of Tampa as an Adopt-A-Route partner, which means their staff and students take turns delivering the same route, every week.
“We are so excited to have the students from Tampa Prep assist in meal delivery- it just makes our recipients day! They love seeing the kids when they open their front door, and of course their smiling faces!” said Jan Costello, Recipient Coordinator. For many on the program, the Meals On Wheels volunteer is the only person the recipients may interact with all day.
Interested in volunteering or want to learn more about Meals On Wheels of Tampa? Please visit www.MOWTampa.org/volunteer or call (813) 238-8410.
If you would like to start receiving meals or if you know someone in need, please visit www.MOWTampa.org or call (813) 238-8410 today.
About Meals On Wheels of Tampa:
Meals On Wheels of Tampa has been committed to nourishing and enriching the independent lives of the homebound and seniors of Tampa since 1975. Today, Meals On Wheels of Tampa serves over 700 people with a hot meal during the lunch hour. Meals On Wheels of Tampa is a 4-star charity and relies on its community for support by not accepting government funding.
About Tampa Preparatory School:
Tampa Preparatory School is leading the way in education with a focus on what’s best for students. Tampa Preparatory School’s independent, coeducational college prep school enrolls approximately 650 students in grades 6 – 12. For more than 40 years, their educational philosophy has instilled values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. Students receive unparalleled instruction from caring teachers at the school’s 150,000 square-foot complex located in the heart of downtown Tampa.