Clearwater, Fla. – RCS Pinellas is pleased to announce its partnership with Pinellas County Schools. 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 summer program called 21st Century CCLC iClass for a total of four weeks.
“For many of us a snack is just a snack, and not a big deal, for others, however; a snack and a drink make all the difference in the world when it comes not being hungry, and simply being happy. Imagine trying to learn while hungry. I know how important summer learning loss prevention is to Pinellas County Schools, and we are committed to preventing summer hunger here at RCS. We believe a full belly is conducive to a fully engaged brain; that sounds like a winning combination. It’s truly an honor and privilege to be the summer camp snack provider for these amazing kids,” says Kirk Ray Smith, President & CEO of RCS Pinellas.
RCS Pinellas will provide snacks to a total of 230 students at High Point Elementary School, Melrose Elementary School, Ponce De Leon Elementary School, Maximo Elementary School, Lakewood Elementary School, New Heights Elementary School, Campbell Park Elementary School, and Fairmount Elementary School. This will equal to 3,680 snacks.
“It is hard for students to remain focused on learning if they are distracted or hungry. Pinellas County Schools is so appreciative of RCS Pinellas for ensuring students participating in the 21st Century iClass Learning Program have nutritious snacks available as they engage in summer learning”, says Michael A. Grego, Ed.D., Pinellas County Schools Superintendent.
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.