Carroll County Public Schools in Maryland received a $10,000 Hometown Grant from the Baltimore Ravens in partnership with local dairy farmers through ADA North East’s school wellness program, Fuel Up to Play 60.

The school district’s food service department is using the funds to purchase a delivery van to help distribute meals that include milk to students throughout the county as they alternate between virtual and hybrid instruction. During the summer, the van will serve as a remote food service site to increase students’ access to summer meals.

ADA North East works with the seven National Football League teams in the region to identify schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 that are deserving of the teams’ Hometown Grants.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is a partnership between local dairy farmers and the National Football League that encourages students to eat nutritious meals, including dairy, and exercise for 60 minutes a day.