TKA Students Help Feed the Hungry
The King’s Academy’s Spring RUSH Service Week was a practical aspect of the school’s FEARLESS theme for the 2013-2014 school year, based on Deuteronomy 31:6. Throughout the week of March 31-April 4th, secondary students worked at one of two locations: 7th and 8th grades served under CROS Ministries gleaning corn at Hatton Farms in Canal Point and green peppers at Bedner’s Farm in Jupiter. Grades 9th through 12th served under Feeding America at the Treasure Coast Food Bank in Ft. Pierce. Students assessed foods for quality and sorted foods for distribution to a local school program and to the community. As a result of the week’s efforts students boxed nearly 10,000 pounds of fresh carrots, sorted through 34,000 lbs of food from retail donations, and packed 1,632 backpacks with food items.
“It felt good to know that we were helping others in need in our community” said freshman Wylee Mutz. TKA Chaplain Gary Butler stated that “Christ-centered service is at the heart of TKA’s philosophy and mission. We believe that academics and spiritual development are richly enhanced by the hands-on practicality of service. It is service that puts us in direct contact with people’s lives where we get to demonstrate the love of Christ and as opportunities arise to share the gospel message.”