Stories of Hope: Chelsea Reed thankful for Food Brings Hope donations

Chelsea Reed, a fourth-grader at Longstreet Elementary School, participates in Food Brings Hope's KidsZone program.
Chelsea Reed, a fourth-grader at Longstreet Elementary School, participates in Food Brings Hope's KidsZone program.

My name is Chelsea Reed and I am in the fourth grade at Longstreet Elementary School. KidsZone is a program I am in after school. In KidsZone, we get to play different kinds of learning games with our friends and teachers. They also help us with our homework when we are having problems knowing how to do it.

Many times, we have visitors who come to celebrate with us. They brought art supplies to help us make our own Christmas decorations to share with our families.

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There are seven people in my family, and I am the oldest of five children. We look forward to the weekly food bags we receive from Food Brings Hope. We can have dinners with all the frozen food and meat we now also get in our food bags. It tastes so good!

For Christmas I am wishing for a pair of roller skates and some wax melts for my mom. My dad works hard and is an electrician and could sure use some new tools, so am also hoping to get a couple tools for him.

Food Brings Hope helps me and my family! Thank you.

About this series: The FBH Community’s mission is to foster community organizations that proactively work to eradicate the causes of generational poverty. Programs such as Food Brings Hope, VCan, Pierson Family Literacy, Homes Bring Hope and the FBH Prosperity Initiative help hardworking families struggling with hunger, housing insecurity, underemployment and low levels of literacy. Overhead is covered by the Hosseini Family Foundation, so 100% of donations go directly to the programs and families. Throughout the holidays, The News-Journal is highlighting the organization by publishing the stories of some of its young participants. To donate to the organization, or to brighten the holidays by donating a gift to a child, email info@foodbringshope.org.

This article originally appeared on The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Stories of Hope: Chelsea Reed thankful for Food Brings Hope donations