Sodexo, charity treat underprivileged students to holiday dinner

Food Brings Hope and Daytona State College partnered to treat nearly 400 students to dinner and a concert.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. —  Food Brings Hope and Daytona State College have partnered once again to treat nearly 400 Volusia County students Dec. 5 to a catered dinner and holiday concert. This was the fifth year the charity and college have worked together to provide enrichment activities for FBH students.

The holiday celebration started with a dinner catered and sponsored by Sodexo in DSC’s Student Center. The DSC baseball and volleyball teams served kid-friendly meals to the participants while Santa and his helper, played by DSC student Matthew Whetstein and Scott Green, passed out candy cane treats.

Following the dinner, students were bused to the News-Journal Center to enjoy the holiday concert conducted by Doug Peterson, chair of the Mike Curb College of Music, Entertainment and Art.

FBH is a local charity working to break the hunger and poverty cycle among Volusia County students and currently operates in 12 Volusia County schools. Eight schools participated in the dinner/concert festivities. Those schools included: Pierson, Starke, T.T. Small and

Westside elementary schools and Campbell, Holly Hill, New Smyrna Beach and Southwestern middle schools.

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