Slice of Hope to provide pizza, school supplies for those in need

Published 5:08 pm Saturday, July 12, 2014

Edmundite Missions has scheduled a Tuesday event that is sure to bring a slice of hope to parents who cannot afford to purchase school supplies for their children. 

Starting at 10:30 a.m., Edmundite Missions is hosting a Slice of Hope Pizza Party and School Supplies Give-a -way July 22 at Bosco Nutrition Center located on 1107 Griffin Avenue. Hosted by a nonprofit organization designed to provide necessities to the less fortunate, the event will allow parents and children to benefit from free pizza and school supplies.

“There are a lot of young folks out there who I don’t think see the importance of education. Some of the parents do,” said Brad Perry with the Edmundite Missions. “It’s just important for us to try to do some little steps, even if it only reaches one or two people, to make a difference.”

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Perry said the foundation purchased school supplies both the Dallas County and Selma City School Systems require the students bring to school.

He said Friday that the organization is in the process of getting someone to speak at the event that would encourage the kids to enjoy school.

The Slice of Hope Pizza Party and School Supplies Give-a-way is being held for the first time this year.

There’s a chance it could become an annual affair.

Because the event is being held, Bosco Food Kitchen will be closed for lunch and plans to reopen for dinner, which is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.