Famous Tate Helps Teen Fight Food Insecurity

Jackson Davis arrives at Famous Tate to retrieve his school bus bounty.

Member’s freezers keep donated foodstuffs fresh

By YSN Staff

Tampa, Fla.-based Famous Tate recently helped a Florida teenager take on food insecurity in the New Port Richey area.

Davis inspects one of three chest-style freezers from Famous Tate aboard his mobile pantry.

As part of his ambitious Boy Scout Eagle project, Jackson Davis of Troop 77 acquired a used school bus with donated funds and, with the help of his dad, is converting it into a mobile food pantry replete with generator, refrigeration and custom shelving. Tate supported the project by providing three deeply discounted chest freezers, one of which was modified into a refrigerator using a $40 kit designed for home brewing.

Blue paint and an awning add to the school bus transformation.

Davis plans to press his mobile pantry into service for Messengers of Hope, a local nonprofit that carts food to the needy each Sunday via volunteers with cars. You can follow the young Scout’s progress on Facebook and donate to his cause on GoFundMe.

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