JLCD Fights Food Insecurity in North Pinellas

The Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin is fighting poverty through a multi-pronged approach that includes combating food insecurity and a commitment to literacy at our partner Title I schools. JLCD’s Community Impact Committee works to provide 60 food insecure children with food through our Pack-A-Snack program so that those children have meals over the weekend and over school breaks throughout the school year. Our Holiday Relief Program consists of bringing a sense of normalcy to these children and their families by providing meals and gifts for children.  In the 2017-2018 school year, JLCD donated over 800 books and hosted literacy events with students at Tarpon Springs and Sandy Lane Elementary Schools. These donated books help grow the home libraries of multiple students as added encouragement to read more frequently with their families.