We seek to eliminate childhood hunger in Osceola County by partnering with schools, agencies, and other organizations to donate nutritious meals and snacks to children with food insecurity.
In 2012, Celebration Foundation became the lead agency for Osceola Connected, a grass-roots group of local non-profits, businesses, and faith-based organizations rallied around public school children with hunger issues in Osceola County. Through the collaborative efforts of Osceola Connected we launched the Learning without Hunger initiative to create county-wide awareness of the local needs of our elementary children. Over 840,000 healthy meals of rice, lentils and dried vegetables have been packed and distributed to crisis food pantries in the Osceola County, too. The group also sponsored “Snacks for September” for Osceola County children.
Today, Osceola Connected provides over 1,200 elementary children weekend food bags during the school year.
Please take a couple of minutes and listen to Connor’s story. Food is not a luxury. It is a basic necessity. Conner, like many Osceola County children and their families, struggle daily due to many reasons. They are grateful for the comfort a bag of food can help provide.