Grant helps Bread of the Mighty feed the poor

Published: Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 10:36 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 10:36 p.m.

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank recently received a $2,500 grant from the Winn-Dixie Foundation to benefit the Kids Café-Healthy Kids project, which provides supplemental fresh produce to children in Kids Café after-school snack programs throughout Alachua County.

The program also helps to provide an evening meal one night a week at the Southeast Boys & Girls Club.

“This grant comes at a very opportune time, as we are seeing more and more children in our community being affected by the long-term repercussions of the recession,” said Anne Voyles, director of Bread of the Mighty. “We are very pleased with our longstanding and ongoing partnership with the Winn-Dixie Foundation and local Winn-Dixie stores.”

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank has operated in Gainesville since 1987. It provides food bank services for Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Levy counties with a network of 150 member agencies.

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Rachel DeLoach, a junior in the IB program at Eastside High School, has been accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer Seminar for high school juniors and will leave for Annapolis, Md., in June.

The Naval Academy's Summer Seminar is a very competitive program and a precursor to being accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy.

She is also coxswain for the Gainesville Area Rowing women's varsity team.

Founded in 1845, the Naval Academy is a highly competitive four-year undergraduate institution. Upon graduation, Naval Academy midshipmen receive a Bachelor of Science degree, and a commission as ensigns in the Navy or second lieutenants in the Marine Corps.

Jennifer Parks, a junior in the Academy of Health Professions at Gainesville High School, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. The Society recognizes top scholars and invites for membership those students who have achieved academic excellence.

Parks recently participated for a second consecutive year in the Florida Health Occupations Students of America competition. She is also a third-year softball player at GHS.

Maya Schueller was named to the dean's list for academic excellence at the John Hopkins University, where she is majoring in cognitive science and is expected to graduate in May 2013.

Schueller, a former EHS student, is the daughter of John and Malini Schueller of Gainesville.

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