Helping to fill a void and stomachs


The Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc. will hold a community food distribution for qualified families and seniors on May 24.

Tim Croft | The Star
Published: Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 09:58 AM.

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The Rev. Joe Atkinson said the visit activated a mental light bulb.

A local public school teacher was visiting the Gulf Coast Hope Center of Gulf County, Inc. one afternoon when she began to tell Atkinson a story.

One of her students, she explained, had been distressed that day due to a half-day of school.

The teacher, surprised at any student turning crying over less school, wondered why.

The reason, the young student explained, they would not get to eat the rest of the day when they got home. That school lunch, skipped due to the half-day, was the student’s last each day.

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