Volunteering at the St. Pete Free Clinic will not only give you the “feel-good” hearty feeling but also open your eyes and heart to those in need right here in our community.
Three hours of teamwork can influence the lives of more than 800 people in our community.
The Center for Civic Learning and Community Engagement encourages the act of giving back and the St. Pete Free Clinic is a local spot to do just that. On Friday, February 17th SPC students from the Downtown Campus came together at the St. Petersburg Free Clinic to pack lunches for kids and families that are food insecure.
The St. Pete Free Clinic houses many programs from food banks, a community kitchen, health care resources and shelter. For the most part, the clinic is volunteer-based and sees about 400 volunteers a year.
Programs at the Clinic:
What did we do to help?
On Friday, SPC students volunteered for the Pack-A-Sack Program which sends children home with food to have over the weekend when they aren’t at school. Students from SPC worked together to pack a bag full of snacks that the kids especially like such as crackers, peanuts, fruit snacks, ravioli, shelf stable milk and more.
“Two days is too long. No child should
go hungry over the weekend.”
At the end of the 3 hours of teamwork, we managed to pack enough bags to feed 800 people. It’s truly jaw dropping how easy it was to influence that many lives in such a short amount of time.