Tampa, Fla. – Through the end of the school year, Hillel Academy staff, students and families are collecting nonperishable foods for Jewish Family Services, for students living with food insecurity over the summer.
“We think it’s important for our students to start young helping others, and to be involved in positive ways in our community,” said Allison Oakes, head of school. “Summer can be a difficult time for children with food insecurity who are able to get breakfast and lunch provided to them by their schools during the school year, but then don’t receive them over the summer. We hope to help children in this situation.”
Each month, Hillel Academy collects goods for a different charity or group in need as part of its Tzedakah (Charity) Project and Kindness of Culture philosophy. The school began the year by collecting for the Joshua House and over the course of the year, has donated all kinds of items to charities such as Emmi Grace’s Angels and Gigi’s Playhouse.
Hillel Academy, Tampa Bay area’s only accredited Jewish school, embraces the diversity, rich culture and traditions of Judaism, and is a member of the Jewish Community Day School Network and the National Association of Independent Schools. The school is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and the Florida Kindergarten Council. More information about Hillel Academy’s offerings, registration process, financial aid and tour scheduling are available by calling Admissions at 813.963.2242 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.