NEWBERRY COUNTY — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic altering how youngsters are studying this college yr, the Carolina Panthers contributed $10,000 by way of the Gas As much as Play 60 Hometown Grant to GENYOUth’s COVID-19 Emergency College Meal Supply Fund.
The Hometown Grant helps ongoing feeding efforts for Newberry County faculties, an energetic participant in Gas As much as Play 60 applications. With 6,000 college students, 4 in 5 are permitted for meals at free or diminished costs. The funds will buy gear for the secure service of milk and meals, private protecting gear and sanitation provides on the following 5 faculties: Mid-Carolina Excessive College, Newberry Excessive College, Newberry Center College, Pomaria-Garmany Elementary College and Whitmire Elementary College.
“We work every day to make it possible for meals for college kids are a factor households gained’t want to fret about. We couldn’t do what we do with out the assist of organizations like GENYOUth, the Carolina Panthers and our dairy farm households and we’re extremely grateful to obtain this award,” mentioned Carolyn Barnes, college vitamin director on the Newberry County College District.
Developed by Gas As much as Play 60, the Hometown Grant identifies faculties to obtain funding to assist bodily exercise and vitamin applications. The Hometown Grant brings the Carolina Panthers whole contributions to GENYOUth’s COVID-19 Emergency College Meal Supply Fund to $25,000.
“The Carolina Panthers are happy to as soon as once more accomplice with the GENYOUth COVID-19 Emergency College Meal Supply Fund and The Dairy Alliance to assist the crucial work they’re doing to satisfy the important wants of faculties and college students,” mentioned Riley Fields, Carolina Panthers director of group relations. “Even throughout distant studying, pupil vitamin and the entry to meals stay an important element in getting ready youngsters for studying success.”
Colleges stay in want of assist to adapt to the ever-changing fashions of distant and hybrid studying, involving a combination of delivering meals to the classroom, curbside and through college bus routes. Whereas federal funding continues to assist college feeding applications, extra funding helps present faculties with the required assets for meals storage, single-serve packaging, distribution, supply and sanitation/security protecting gear. The GENYOUth COVID-19 Emergency College Meal Supply Fund helps faculties meet these wants.
“At GENYOUth, we now have by no means witnessed the extent of want from faculties to assist their unwavering dedication to feeding their college students in probably the most difficult of instances resulting from COVID-19. Our objective is to make sure that each college vitamin skilled has the gear and assets they should guarantee supply and distribution of faculty meals. Right here within the Carolinas, we now have obtained 450 purposes requesting over $1.3 million to assist college meal supply applications. Because of the generosity and dedication of companions just like the Carolina Panthers, with every greenback and every day we’re making progress in serving to to feed our nation’s youngsters,” mentioned Alexis Glick, CEO of GENYOUth.