Leon County is among 11 Florida counties with the highest level of food insecurity in the state, according to Second Harvest of the Big Bend. In an effort to combat food insecurity and aid schools with the highest need, Scott & Wallace is celebrating sponsoring the J. Michael Conley Elementary School food pantry for the fifth consecutive year.
Law partners, Robert Scott and Clint Wallace of Scott & Wallace presented newly appointed, Conley Principal, Ben Threadgill, with a $2,500 check this school year to fund the school’s food pantry at 100%. The donation will feed roughly 25 families throughout the year who would likely go without a nutritious meal on the weekends.
“Education holds a special place in our hearts, and students cannot learn at the capacity they’re expected to without proper nutrition,” said Robert Scott, Law Partner of Scott & Wallace. “It’s with a grateful heart we maintain our sponsorship with Conley Elementary for the fifth consecutive year.”
Leon County Schools works in tandem with each school to determine food pantry needs regularly. From there, can communicate those needs with business owners, like Scott & Wallace, and make a difference in the lives of the students who need it most.
“It takes a village,” says Rocky Hanna, superintendent of Leon County Schools. “Our school food pantries are partially-funded by local businesses and community members alike and we are thankful for the continued generosity of Scott & Wallace.”
For more information about ways to donate to J. Michael Conley Elementary Food Pantry, contact ThreadgillB@leonschools.net or call (850) 414-5610.