Hundreds of Sulphur Springs residents got a healthy start to the summer thanks to the Tampa Y, The Junior League of Tampa, Children’s Board of Hillsborough County and other community partners. The Junior League of Tampa spearheaded a free Family Food Fest in the community on May 17th.
On this Saturday afternoon in Springhill Community Park, more than 120 families got to take home free food provided by Feeding America’s mobile pantry. They also learned how to make healthy meals from Celebrity Chef George Stella, an official spokesperson for the Association of Junior Leagues International’s Kids in the Kitchen initiative and a frequent guest on the Food Network. Tampa Bay Rays’ Raymond, Tampa Bay Lightning’s Thunderbug and cheerleaders also made special appearances.
Amidst all the fun, families participated in different educational stations, including family literacy where they received free books and learned ways to help kids avoid summer learning loss. Guest speakers also taught residents about ways to help prevent childhood obesity.
None of this would be possible without the leadership of The Junior League of Tampa and generosity of the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County. Together we are strengthening the Sulphur Springs community!
Cutline: The Sulphur Springs Y teamed up with the Junior League of Tampa and Children’s Board of Hillsborough County to host a free Family Food Fest in Sulphur Springs.