The counties of the Big Bend have the highest rates of Florida residents struggling to put enough food on the table, and Godby High School is no stranger to the child hunger epidemic. In fact, Godby is located in a food desert and local roofing contractor, Tadlock Roofing, is sponsoring the school’s food pantry for the fourth consecutive year.
Tadlock Roofing is donating $2,000 to fund the pantry at 100% for the 2021-22 school year. 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.
“For the past 40 plus years, Tallahassee has been an incredible supporter of our business, Tadlock Roofing, and we feel it’s important to give back when we can. There is nothing more rewarding than helping a child.” 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.
“We are extremely thankful for local business owners like, Dale Tadlock, who support our schools in the most giving and fundamental ways,” says Rocky Hanna, Superintendent of Leon County Schools. “Food insecurity is an issue across the board and it’s through sponsorships like this we’re able to fund our food pantries.”
For more information about ways to donate to Godby High School’s Food Pantry, contact Eric Clark at (850) 487-7241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.