School is almost out, and students can't wait for a summer filled with exciting outdoor activities, camps, and time spent with friends and family.
To help "kickoff" summer for students in Florence, S.C., Food Lion, the Florence Soccer Association and Coerver Coaching partnered to provide a free soccer clinic for children ages five to 17.
While providing area youth with an opportunity to play soccer and improve their skills, the camp was also a way to raise awareness among students and teach them about the very real choices some of their classmates may face this summer. Each student who attended brought three to five cans of non-perishable food items, which they donated to Harvest Hope Food Bank.
In addition to the 500 cans raised by the students, Food Lion Feeds donated more than 1,000 meals in their name to the Harvest Hope Food Bank.
"No parent wants to imagine their child hungry during the summer," said Scott Morrison, Food Lion director of operations. "The Soccer 4 Hunger camp is a great way to, not only provide summer meals for children in need, but also teach students the importance of giving back and doing their part to help alleviate hunger for their classmates in need."
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