TKA Service Week Gives To Community

The King’s Academy’s Spring Rush Service Week was a practical aspect of the school’s “Fearless” theme for the 2013-14 school year, based on Deuteronomy 31:6.

Throughout the week of March 31 to April 4, secondary students worked at one of two locations: seventh and eighth grades served with CROS Ministries, gleaning corn at Hatton Farms in Canal Point and green peppers at Bedner’s Farm in Jupiter.

Ninth through 12th grades served under Feeding America at the Treasure Coast Food Bank in Fort 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 pounds of food from retail donations and packed 1,632 backpacks with food items.

“Christ-centered service is at the heart of TKA’s philosophy and mission,” Chaplain Gary Butler said. “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.”

ABOVE: TKA students helped sort and box food.