The Proctor Dealerships, which consists of Proctor Acura, Proctor Honda and Proctor Subaru, are proud to play an active role in bettering our community through a variety of ways.
Through our Community Window Project, The Proctor Dealerships are teaming up with local organizations each quarter to
help spread awareness about their mission and to assist in fundraising for their cause. In each of our dealerships, visitors will find a unique window display, curated by our community partner to showcase their mission and community impact.
In early 2013, Tracy Ippolito, Becky Liner, and Laurye Messer pitched the idea of hosting a meal assembly to St. John’s Episcopal Church. Their idea was to have 200 volunteers from all parts of the community gather to pack meals for food insecure children. St. John’s agreed, but the only date the fellowship hall was available was June 1st.
Afterwards the friends learned that Summer was a critical time for food insecure children because school was out and free and reduced-price school meals were not available. So, the trio decided to focus on food for the summer and the name A FULL SUMMER was born!
With support from Second Harvest of the Big Bend, St. John’s Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, and hundreds of volunteers and supporters, the three friends coordinated the first A FULL SUMMER on June 1, 2013. The rest is history!
In 2018, A FULL SUMMER added school pantry sponsorships to its mission. A FULL SUMMER exists because the people in our community saw a problem and didn’t wait for others to address it. Together, the people in our community are doing something about childhood hunger and in the process, we’re showing love for our youngest neighbors.
For the 2023-2024 school year, A FULL SUMMER is helping to sponsor 9 Leon County School food pantries and underwriting the monitoring fee for the Hope 24/7 Food Locker at Sabal Palm Elementary School.
Thanks to your generous donations, A FULL SUMMER was also able to provide a refrigerator or freezer for each pantry, which allows children and families to receive chicken, pork, and beef as well as nutritious frozen fruits and vegetables.
AFS is proud to help sponsor 9 food pantries in Leon County Schools:
Rudieger Elementary School
Fairview Middle School
Oak Ridge Elementary School
Pineview Elementary School
Rickards High School
Sabal Palm Elementary School
Springwood Elementary School
W.T. Moore Elementary School
Astoria Park Elementary School
In 2022, thanks to generous donations from the community, A FULL SUMMER partnered with Second Harvest of the Big Bend to establish a 24/7 food locker at Sabal Palm Elementary School.
The lockers, which are temperature controlled, hold 30-pound boxes of food which can make up to 25 meals.
Families can call the school to request a box, and then pick it up anytime day or night, enabling them to have twenty-four hour access to fresh food.
Did you know that 40% of children who attend Leon County Schools qualify for free or reduced-price meals? For many of these kids, meals at school are their only dependable source of food. Food pantries ensure children and their families have food at home.
Your generous donation does not only help purchase food during the summer months, but also helps with stocking, refrigerating, and operating food pantries. Working with Second Harvest of the Big Bend, A FULL SUMMER helps keep local families fed all year long.