With school closures across the country, millions of students are missing out on nutritious school lunches that include milk and other dairy products. GENYOUth is meeting this unprecedented need to feed students by launching a special call-to-action to corporations, foundations and others to support a new COVID-19 fund — “For Schools’ Sake – Help Us Feed our Nation’s Kids!â€_x009d_
This newly established emergency school nutrition fund will enable schools to apply for $3,000 grants to purchase resources needed for meal distribution and delivery that will make perishable items like milk and dairy products more easily and safely available, in addition to protective gear for sanitation and safety. Each school building can apply for a grant to purchase items like soft-sided coolers and bags and containers for grab-and-go individual servings, among any yet-to-be-identified needs and solutions.
Pennsylvania dairy farmer and DMI chair Marilyn Hershey shares the dairy industry’s longtime commitment to children’s health and wellness, in addition to hunger issues. She also recognizes the important role GENYOUth plays in supporting these issues, particularly with this new emergency campaign.
GENYOUth CEO Alexis Glick was interviewed on RFD-TV on Wednesday to talk about the program that addresses the urgency to help feed the 30 million children across the country that depend on the USDA school meals.
GENYOUth is the youth and wellness nonprofit dedicated to creating healthy school communities. This effort shows its commitment to feeding the country’s youth, especially during these challenging times, on behalf of dairy farmers and all those who care about young people.