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Nonprofit, church help set up food pantries at Orange County schools

Nonprofit, church help set up food pantries at Orange County schools

When students at 13 Orange County elementary schools head back to class next week, they'll find a new, experimental feature on campus — a food pantry to help desperate families. The "Love Pantry" program, funded by a $28,000 grant from First Baptist Church of Orlando, is the first widespread effort in the county to feed families through the schools. "I'm concerned that children are not getting food at night or on weekends," said Robert Stuart, executive director of the nonprofit Christian Service Center for Central Florida, who came up with the idea. "And I'm concerned that teachers are going out and buying food with their own money and...

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