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Perspectives: A Full Summer


With the 2017 school year coming to a close, students can finally say goodbye for now to geometry, reading comprehension, the laws of thermodynamics and pop quizzes. But it’s much harder to close the book on hunger and food insecurity. More than half of Florida’s public school students are eligible free and reduced price meals during the academic school. But what happens to students in need during summer vacation? On this episode of Perspectives, we speak with some of the folks behind A Full Summer, a food packaging program that helps fill in the gap. Joining the discussion are some of the organizers of the event including Rick Minor, CEO of Second Harvest of the Big Bend; Todd Lanter, Director of Guidance at Godby High School; Becky Liner, Executive Vice President of the James Madison Institute and member of First Baptist Church; and Laurye Messer, adjunct American History instructor at Tallahassee Community College and a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.