Accessibility Services Inc. Program Director to Serve as Marketing Chair for Citrus County Blessings Program
(Homosassa, FL) – Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) announced today that Lisa Swiger, Program Manager, was elected to the Board of Directors of Citrus County Harvest, Inc. a 501(c)(3) that operates the Citrus County Blessings (Blessings) program. Blessings provides nutritional breakfasts, lunches and dinners to children on weekends, when families do not have access to government-subsidized meals.
“This is an exciting opportunity to help a worthwhile cause,” says Swiger. “Hunger is a definite problem, and the services Blessings provides bridges the gap of federal assistance. Without Blessings, many children would go with little or no nourishment over the weekends.”
According to a recent article published in the Citrus County Chronicle, 68% of school aged children in Citrus County are enrolled in federally funded free / reduced breakfast and lunch programs. Blessings finds that many of these children’s families/caretakers cannot provide adequate nutrition from lunch on Friday to breakfast on Monday morning. 85% of the children served by Blessings are ages six to 11, while 15% are ages 12 to 17.
“Lisa came with high recommendations to our Board and we are blessed to have her as a part of our team,” explains Grace Hengesbach, Executive Director of Citrus County Blessings.
“Working for ASI, Lisa knows what it means to change a life through hard work. Her passion for helping others in need extends well to our mission and she is already stepping up to the challenge as the chair of our marketing committee. I look forward to working with Lisa as we continue feeding hungry children in our community.”
Blessings currently serves 1250 children per week, although the need is much greater. As a member of the Board of Directors, Swiger will lead the marketing committee to help brand the organization and recruit additional support.
“ASI encourages our employees to get involved in the community,” says Maggie Thompson, President of ASI. “Blessings plays a crucial role in combating hunger and we are very proud that Lisa has been elected to serve on its board.”
About Citrus County Blessings
A program of Citrus County Harvest, Inc., Citrus County Blessings (Blessings) has been providing much needed sustenance to area children since 2009. Blessings helps feed children on weekends, when they don’t have access to government-subsidized meals. Blessings works closely with guidance counselors and administrators from 14 schools to identify children who will benefit most from the program. Blessings volunteers deliver nourishing meals to over 1,250 kids per week. For more information on the program, volunteering or donating, please visit http://citruscountyblessings.com.