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Parent and Student Volunteers Tackle Food Insecurity

A group of parents and students pose after volunteering at Feeding Tampa Bay
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The hard work and commitment of the Corbett Prep community generated more than 100,000 meals for Feeding Tampa Bay during the 2022-23 school year, our most impactful outreach initiative.

Through school food drives and volunteer days, 422 parents and children contributed 1,020 hours of volunteer work for a total meal impact of 102,715 meals. That is enough to feed a single person three times a day for almost 94 years!

Feeding Tampa Bay representatives first visited Corbett Prep in Fall 2022 to educate students and staff on food insecurity in the Tampa area and United States. Nationally, 35 million Americans face food insecurity daily, and 1 in 5 children in the Tampa area are unsure where their next meal will come from. Feeding Tampa Bay shared how it works as a food bank to connect nutritious foods to those in need and create a bridge that plays a crucial role in fighting hunger and addressing food insecurity in our community.

Corbett Prep decided to tackle this issue as a schoolwide project. Teachers and National Junior Honor Society members organized a campus-wide food drive, scheduled field trips to volunteer at the FTB warehouse and organized family volunteer opportunities on nights and weekends where parents and kids could work together to help neighbors in need.

As we reflect on this amazing impact and the incredible efforts of our students and community, we are so excited by the influence that these students can have as future leaders. Their boundless curiosity, imagination and fresh perspective makes them powerful agents of change, paving the way for a brighter, more compassionate and sustainable future.

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