New Jersey Families Receive Pizza Kits Thanks to Fuel Up to Play 60 ‘Hometown Grant’

Author: Jean Kummer | February 04, 2021

New Jersey Families Receive Pizza Kits Thanks to Fuel Up to Play 60 ‘Hometown Grant’

Thanks to dairy farmers’ investment in Fuel Up to Play 60, more than 140 New Jersey families received 429 pizza kits and physical education kits to fuel their kids while doing remote learning.  

Benjamin Banneker Academy in the East Orange School District was identified by ADA North East as a Fuel Up to Play 60 school to receive a $10,000 Hometown Grant from the New York Giants. The school used the funds to purchase meal packaging equipment which helped the school food service team set up the to-go pizza kits for students at the Benjamin Banneker Academy. 

“After several months of virtual learning due to the pandemic, parents and students at Benjamin Banneker Academy were super excited to get dressed up in their favorite NFL attire to attend the Fuel Up to Play 60 and pizza kit promotional event,” said East Orange School Nutrition Director Yolanda Shivers. “The Sodexo team, principal, superintendent and students were all energized and eagerly anticipating this festive, yet socially distanced event to promote health and wellness overall.” 

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About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.