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Summer program receives proclamation
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Posted: 2013 Apr 12 - 06:44

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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -- Harvest Food & Outreach Center received a proclamation from Vero Beach City Council on April 2, designating the council's support for the nonprofit organization's community-wide collection day that took place April 6 to benefit the Summer Read & Feed Program.

"We are joining together with several community partners to gather donations of gently used or new books with a positive message appropriate for grades K-12, healthy shelf-stable breakfast, lunch and snack food, sugar-free drinks and school supplies," said Austin Hunt, CEO/founder of Harvest Food & Outreach Center. "We appreciate the Vero Beach City Council's endorsement for donations for our summer program that provides children at risk for food insecurity and learning loss during the summer school break with enrichment classes, free tutoring, lunch and an afternoon snack daily.

Harvest Food & Outreach Center, founded in 2003 by Austin and Ginny Hunt in Indian River County, provides a holistic, multi-component approach that provides a hand up to those living at or under the 200 percent federal poverty level. The organization's unique model offers a comprehensive three-tiered approach to lifting people out of poverty through a Hunger Relief Program that includes an Emergency Food Box and Cost Share Grocery Program; a crisis center which together stabilizes people in crisis through counseling and active referrals to services; and education and employment opportunity programs that address the source of the problem and provides long-term solutions to those in need. For more information about Harvest's programs, volunteer opportunities, or how to make a donation visit www.harvestfoodoutreach.org or call (772) 778-3977.

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