District Meal Programs Receive Financial Support

District Meal Programs Receive Hefty Financial Support From National Organization
Posted on 06/04/2021
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During the 2020-2021 school year, the Palm Beach County School District’s School Food Service (SFS) department received a total of $185,000 from No Kid Hungry, including a recent grant of $30,000 to help support its mission of keeping kids first.

This is part of the Memorandum of Understanding between No Kid Hungry and the School Board of Palm Beach County, in continuation of the mutually beneficial partnership to highlight the initiatives to aid hungry children.

The organization has been an ongoing partner to SFS in helping to promote its school meal programs and increase meal participation throughout the District. Funds are used for supplies and equipment to help support District meal programs.

“Due to a difficult financial year, School Food Service greatly appreciates the generous donations from our community partners like No Kid Hungry,” said Allison Monbleau, School Food Service Director.

In addition to the monetary donations, No Kid Hungry has invited SFS to participate in Spotlight Schools – Palm Beach County, a project designed to tell the story of hungry children in America through the No Kid Hungry campaign and the successful school programs that are feeding them. The District is just one of three in the country to be part of the initiative this year.

To kick off the program in Palm Beach County, No Kid Hungry will be spotlighting Northmore Elementary School until the end of the next school year. The hope is to extend the initiative and spotlight another school in the following school year.

“We identified Northmore Elementary as an extraordinary example of the kinds of efforts our schools are making to ensure that no child goes hungry,” Monbleau said. “We want to lift up stories from our communities about challenges school districts and families face with feeding hungry children and the effective meal programs at our schools. We want to spotlight the School Food Service, school, and community heroes that make this possible.”

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