Leon County’s Godby High School has one less thing to worry about at the start of the 2020 school year, as local roofing contractor, Tadlock Roofing, is set to present the school with $2,000.00 on Wednesday, August 19 at 11am at Godby High School to fully fund the school’s food pantry for the entire year.
The counties of the Big Bend have the highest rates of Florida residents struggling to put enough food on the table, according to Rick Minor, executive director of Second Harvest of the Big Bend. This year marks the third consecutive year Tadlock Roofing has partnered with Leon County Schools and Godby High School to fund their food pantry. According to Leon County School District, the high school has been collecting food for the past few years for students, and the pantry feeds roughly 25 families throughout a school year who would likely go without on the weekends.
“There’s no secret there are children right here in our community going hungry, and I feel it’s my duty to help those in need. Proper nutrition is going to not only help them perform better in school but also make them healthier individuals,” says Dale Tadlock, Founder/CEO of Tadlock Roofing.
More than 800,000 children don’t get enough food to live an active, healthy lifestyle in Florida alone. It’s through private donations and community awareness such as this that local food pantries are able to support their students year round.
“Food insecurity is an issue across the board and Godby High School is no exception,” says Rocky Hanna, Superintendent of Leon County Schools. “We are thankful for Tadlock Roofing’s continued generosity for the children who need it most.”
For more information about ways to donate to Godby High School’s Food Pantry, contact Godby High School at (850) 617-4700.