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Foundation Receives Gift to Benefit Grace Packs Families

Article by Laura Klosterman

This week, Dr. Shamsher Singh donated ten thousand dollars to benefit local Grace Packs children.  The gift, given to The Van Duzer Foundation, will help purchase pizza dinner from Big Apple Pizza for each Grace Packs family!  This unique blessing of providing a hot meal to many struggling families was coordinated by Linda Chastain.

The mission of Grace Packs Inc. is to provide weekly weekend food for students who lack an ample food supply.  Often children have enough food while in school, but may struggle with hunger over the weekend.  This past year, hunger has increased in our county.  The projected child food insecurity rate is estimated to be at 28% in St. Lucie County, according to Feeding America research.

Community members continue to use their creative ideas and resources to support Grace Packs Inc., a 100% volunteer-led organization. 

Pictured:  Scott Van Duzer, Laura Klosterman, Linda Chastain, and Dr. Shamsher Singh


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