Hello, my name is Katrina and I am both honored and proud to be the Executive Director of Parkland C.A.R.E.S. Food Pantry. For as far back as I can remember, I have had a desire to open a nonprofit organization. When the opportunity presented itself in January 2018, my husband Rich and I knew we had to act.
We learned that the level of hunger in the Parkland School District had risen nearly 7% in just 4 years. We had also heard and seen stories of these students suffering first hand within the district; the district where our own children attend school, and we felt compelled to give back to our own community.
We hope in the years to come that Parkland C.A.R.E.S. will provide much needed aid to both students and their families. When a child is properly nourished, the world becomes their oyster and gives them the potential to have all of their dreams realized.
I thank you for visiting our website and I would encourage you to come alongside us in our journey to help the students in the Parkland School District. There are many ways to get involved and each and every one of them help us to bring about change.
Together we can make a difference, together we can help the students of Parkland realize their dreams!