2019 Summer Hope for Kids

Volusia County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Summer Hope
Volusia County Sheriff's Office Sheriff's Summer Hope

Sheriff's Summer Hope

When you think of summer you think of vacations, friends and fun. But for kids who rely on school meals, summer means not having breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner. We created this webpage to ask for your help. 1 in 5 kids in Central Florida struggle with hunger, and are especially vulnerable during the summer months when there are no school lunches. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (Daytona Beach) provides free meals for needy kids with their “Summer Hope for Kids” program.

This being said, myself and a dedicated team of deputies are going to do our part in ensuring our Volusia County kids don’t go hungry this summer by hosting a fantastic barbecue by Superchunk’s BBQ. The barbecue is scheduled for Thursday, July 18th (Charlie/Delta workday) at VCSO Central Communications center. For a small $5 donation, you will receive a pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, chips, and a drink. This one $5 meal will provide 20 meals for local people in need. In the coming weeks, we will be selling tickets at the district offices for pre-orders, and will be getting all of the details finalized for the big day. The plan is to do lunch and dinner (served from our own VCSO food trailer at Central and via delivery to the district offices), so both shifts will be able to enjoy some of the world famous barbecue.


This website is dedicated to accept donations for those that only want to help by providing donations. Our goal is to provide $1,000 in donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank to help them with our community. I personally believe with your help, we can exceed our goal and provide our needy kids with the food they need to live happy, healthy lives.


Click the red "Donate Now" button on the top right of this page and help us exceed our goal!

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