Stellar Donates $7,500 to Food Brings Hope to Help Feed Hungry Children, Families
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 12, 2016) – Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, donated $5,000 to nonprofit, Food Brings Hope, for the purchase of at least 10 new freezers at Campbell Middle School. During the check presentation ceremony at the school on Tuesday, Stellar surprised Food Brings Hope with an additional donation of $2,500 for bags filled with food items.
Food Brings Hope is a nonprofit organization in Volusia County dedicated to providing collaborative solutions for families with children who experience hunger due to homelessness, poverty or unfamiliarity with community resources.
Food Brings Hope was founded by the Hosseini family, the owners of ICI Homes. Stellar designed and built the ICI Homes headquarters in Daytona Beach in 2005.
“Stellar has built a strong, ongoing relationship with the Hosseini family over the years,” said Mike Santarone, Stellar’s president and COO. “We’re honored to not only support an organization close to their hearts, but one that directly supports our mission at the Stellar Foundation: to build communities and to help develop environments that support stronger families throughout the world.”
“Food Brings Hope is grateful for this very generous and heartfelt donation,” said Forough B. Hosseini, Founder and Chair, Food Brings Hope. “The donated freezers, and the very generous additional funds for food, will benefit the hundreds of families participating in our weekly food bag program for years to come! With the help of the Stellar Foundation, as well as Stellar Employees and Management, Volusia County is on the right track to eradicating hunger among our neediest children.”
Food Brings Hope acknowledges that one out of 10 Florida households struggle with hunger or food insecurity. Stellar’s donation to the organization will contribute to the organization’s local charity efforts to reduce the effects of hunger in the Volusia County community.
Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm that provides the industry’s most comprehensive range of self-performed services, including planning, design, preconstruction, construction, refrigeration, mechanical and utility, building envelope, and total operations and maintenance services. Stellar creates award-winning food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, commercial buildings and military facilities. For more information, visit www.stellar.net.
About the Stellar Foundation
At Stellar, construction is more than the bricks and mortar of great buildings – it is about laying the foundation for opportunity. The mission of the Stellar Foundation is to build communities, developing an environment that supports stronger families and promotes a cycle of giving that stretches from the company’s backyard to communities around the world.
About Food Brings Hope
Food Brings Hope (FBH), a 501(c)(3) Public Charity, provides collaborative solutions for families with children who experience hunger due to homelessness, poverty, or unfamiliarity with community resources. FBH’s mission is to nurture the mind, body and spirit of underprivileged children in our community. Among other services, FBH offers school based programs (termed "KidsZone" in elementary schools and "TeenZone" in the upper grades) that provide meals, tutoring and activities for at-risk students. FBH also facilitates enrichment activities such as Nutrition Days and Hands On Banking Programs along with field trips to local educational destinations and events. At FBH, 100% of all donations go directly to these programs that support students in need in Volusia County. For more information, visit www.foodbringshope.com.