CPS Awarded Grant from No Kid Hungry

CPS Awarded Grant from No Kid Hungry
Posted on 06/14/2024
CPS Awarded Grant from No Kid Hungry

As part of No Kid Hungry’s continuing effort to ensure all children in Michigan remain nourished and healthy, Comstock Public Schools has received $5,000 in grant funding to help feed more children during the summer.

“It’s difficult for anyone to learn on an empty stomach,” said Holly Wait, Comstock’s Director of Food Services. “It’s even more difficult for many students during the summer months. This grant money is benefitting our Meet Up & Eat Up summer meal program, specifically at Pavillion Estates, a designated rural community which was hard hit by tornadoes last month. Our summer food program is delivering and serving a hot lunch daily, and we’re able to send home a breakfast for the following day. On Fridays, we’re sending home meals for the weekend. That’s a lot of extra packaging that isn’t required when school is in session. This grant helps cover the costs of packaging for those meals and paying our staff to make it all happen.”

The Meet Up & Eat Up summer program is available at Pavillion Estates and four other locations in Comstock, and is open to all children 18 years or younger, regardless of whether or not they are a student in our district.

More information, including times and locations, can be found at ComstockPS.org/eat.

About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But millions of kids in the United States live with hunger. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty. Learn more at NoKidHungry.org