LEGOLAND® Florida Resort is helping fuel the future by bringing healthy food to hungry kids through a partnership with Agape Food Bank.
Model Citizens assist clients with groceries.
This week, a group of Model Citizens from our Retail team helped with the Mobile Pantry Program at Mulberry Middle School Parent Resource Center in Mulberry, Fla. The volunteers were there from start to finish — setting up, sorting, making food selections, bagging and carrying groceries, pantry breakdown and site cleanup.
Families receive a variety of healthy meal starters.
Agape’s Mobile Pantry Program serves Florida’s Polk, Highlands and Hardee County. Each truck is loaded with more than 10,000 pounds of food and can serve up to 250 families. “It takes a minimum of 20 people to run a mobile pantry, and they are fully staffed by volunteers,” said Kim Long, director of Agape Food Bank. “It’s through the generosity of volunteers and donors, like those from LEGOLAND Florida Resort, that we have been able to expand our outreach.”
Volunteers help select foods for families.
Merlin Entertainments, the parent company of LEGOLAND Florida Resort, encourages its employees to be passionate and caring contributors in their communities. It’s called Being a Force for Good. In October, our Food & Beverage team volunteered at a Mobile Food Pantry held at Sleepy Hill Elementary School in Lakeland, Fla. On Dec. 1, our Admissions team will support the Mobile Food Pantry at Garner Elementary School Parent Center in Winter Haven, Fla.
Later this month, hundreds of Model Citizens will get in on the giving when LEGOLAND Florida Resort hosts its third annual employee food drive to support Agape Food Bank.