Clearwater, Fla. – RCS Pinellas is pleased to announce its partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast. As part of the partnership, the organizations will address summer hunger faced by many children in Pinellas County. RCS Pinellas will provide snacks to the children in their club for a total of four weeks. Additionally, an RCS representative will come out to teach the children about healthy relationships and boundaries, and the Boys & Girls Club youth will come to the RCS Food Bank to volunteer and learn about food insecurity.
“This partnership reminds me of the many summers I spent at the Boys & Girls Club during my childhood. There was nothing more fun and exciting than hanging out with friends and playing indoor and outdoor games all summer long. What was also fun, was snack-time! As young kids we expended a lot of energy and were always ‘hungry’ for a snack to reenergize ourselves. Those snacks came in little packages, but they made a huge difference. We are honored to be in a position to help these campers fuel up for a fun summer,” says Kirk Ray Smith, President & CEO of RCS Pinellas.
RCS Pinellas will provide snacks to a total of 420 children at Northside Club, Royal Theater Club, Wood Valley Club, Pinellas Park Club, Ridgecrest Club, and Tarpon Springs Club. This will equal to 8,400 snacks.
“At the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast, we understand the importance of ensuring all of our Club members have access to healthy and nutritious meals and snacks. We thank RCS for helping to provide snacks to our Club members during our summer programming”, says Freddy Williams, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast.
RCS Pinellas has provided help & hope to people in need for 50 years. RCS’s mission is to feed the hungry, help families facing homelessness return to self-sufficiency, and empower survivors of domestic violence. Over 130,000 Pinellas County individuals are served annually with dignity to accomplish this mission at the RCS Food Bank, the RCS Grace House, The Haven of RCS, RCS Affordable Housing, RCS Energy Assistance Program, and RCS thrift store partnerships.
For more information on RCS, visit www.rcspinellas.org or call 727-584-3528.