Neighborhood grocery stores have ‘giant’ impact on Kennett Consolidated School District – Daily Local

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KENNETT SQUARE—Representatives from Kennett Square Giant Stores on Baltimore Pike and Scarlet Road visited Bancroft Elementary School last week, where they presented students and staff with a check for $10,035.92 to support programs Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) food supplies.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of our local Giant grocery stores and their customers. With USDA Child Nutrition COVID-19 waivers set to expire at the end of the school year, this donation will allow us to continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to every student who enrolls in our programs. summer,” the KCSD chief said. Financial agent Mark Tracy.

Students from Stacey Hoernig’s first grade class at Bancroft Elementary School were the honorary recipients of the check. “Our class was very excited to participate in the presentation this morning,” said Hoernig. “Discussing our experience later in the day, the children shared that the food they get at school gives them energy, keeps them healthy and helps them grow.”

KCSD partners with Chartwells to serve nutritious and delicious meals in their cafeterias. Made possible by nearly 30 Food Services staff, students receive a balanced diet of dairy, fruit, protein, vegetables and whole grains every school day.

Friday’s donation was part of Giant’s larger goal of connecting families for a better future, Scarlet Road store manager Jim Roderiguez shared. “Thanks to generous donations from our customers and matches made by The Giant Company, more than $1.4 million was raised this year company-wide.”

The Giant’s Feeding Kids Initiative was founded in 2021 to address food insecurity, a crisis that affects one in four children according to the organization Feeding America. Through the program, customers can round up their grocery bill or convert their points to help public schools.

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