My name is Renee Hough I work for the PCSD as the Director of Career and Technical Education.
I have lived in Putnam County for over 45 years.
One of the main reasons that I chose to be on the FTNPC board is because of the children in our community
that go hungry. While in the schools and as I work with the teachers I see a need for a program such as this to help our students with one less thing to worry about.
As a lifelong resident of Putnam County, I feel it is my duty to provide back to the community that helped shape and mold me into who I am today. Upon completion of college, I began my teaching career in the Putnam County School District where over the years I taught, worked at the District Office as an Instructional Coach and currently am the Assistant Principal at Interlachen High School. I decided to volunteer and sit on the board of Feed the Need of Putnam County (FTNPC) for many reasons. As an educator I see the state of deprivation our students deal with daily. Our students come to school not only for an education, but also for their breakfast and lunch. This daily necessity is not afforded to every child while at home. Over the years I have witnessed firsthand the impact Feed the Need of Putnam County has had on our children. When they receive their weekend meals it brings an uplift of joy, comfort, and peace of mind. Before FTNPC began its collaboration with Putnam County School District, students would come to school on Monday, lifeless and hungry. The immediate impact this organization has had on our students is amazing. They now come to school on Monday energized and ready to focus on learning.