State recognizes Blessings in a Backpack coordinator


Ocean Palms Elementary School celebrated Sharon Kehoe, a crusader against childhood hunger and a local hero to those who know her and the 195 students in area schools who receive meals because of her kindness and dedication.

Honored this past spring as the Senior Volunteer of the Year at Ocean Palms Elementary School, Kehoe went on to win the district award for the category and recently learned she was honored with a third-place award at the state level for her endeavors.

In fact, Kehoe, for the past 13 years, has worked to fight childhood hunger as the coordinator of the local Blessings in a Backpack program. Here she plans meals, organizes volunteer teams and work locations, raises funds for purchases and delivers food backpacks to students in need in local schools.