Florida Tech Men’s Basketball Helps Local School Celebrate National School Lunch Week
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports // October 21, 2018
Panthers on the campus of Jupiter Elementary
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – The Florida Tech men’s basketball team was on the campus of Jupiter Elementary School in Palm Bay this week to help the school and its students celebrate National School Lunch Week.
National School Lunch Week, which falls on Oct. 15-19 this year, was designed to help students and school nutrition professionals connect and share what each loves most about school lunch with parents, school officials, the media and the general public.
Head Men’s Basketball Coach Billy Mims and ten of his players spent three hours at Jupiter Elementary helping feed 552 children, ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade.
“This was a great experience working with the food service personnel there,” said Mims. “Seeing the military precision that they use to get such a large group fed so quickly each and every day was incredible.
The students were shocked and amazed to see the very tall basketball players serving them food, and their smiles helped make the community service project even more worthwhile.”
The men’s basketball team plans to continue the relationship with Jupiter Elementary and welcome the students and staff to enjoy one of its Saturday home games this season.
Created in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, National School Lunch Week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program (the largest federal child nutrition program).
The NSLP is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the National School Lunch Act, signed by President Harry Truman in 1946.
Florida Tech opens its 2018-19 season on Nov. 9-10 with hosting the NCAA South Regional Tip-off Challenge at the Clemente Center.
The Panthers are set to play Auburn-Montgomery at 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 9 and then return the next day to take on Benedict at 6 p.m. on the 10th.
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