Six pallets of non-perishable food were delivered to the Pulaski County School District warehouse yesterday to be distributed to the district’s hungry children.
The donation is thanks to Feeding Children Everywhere, an Orlando, Fla.,-based nonprofit organization committed to providing healthy meals to needy children. On August 27, the group hosted a meal-packing event called Project 3, bringing together more than 20,000 people who worked together to package and distribute 3 million healthy meals for children across the country.
PCSSD was the recipient of 100,000 meals, and the Equity and Pupil Services Department is partnering with our Counseling Department to identify needy students to distribute them.
“One in four children across our community is struggling in school for lack of proper nutrition at home.” said Dr. Brenda Bowles, Assistant Superintendent for Equity and Pupil Services. “We are thrilled that we have been given this opportunity to help with that. These meals are going to be put in the hands and in the bellies of our neediest students. Any time we get a chance to lift up those students, it’s exciting – it’s what we got into education to do.”
The district’s warehouse staff will soon begin delivering the meals to each school, and school guidance counselors will then distribute them to students based on need.