No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to provide a $900 donation to the Orange-Ulster BOCES in Goshen, NY. The school offers educational and other related services to special needs students in grades K-12 within a tri-county radius. The organization will use the donated funds to build three little free pantries to address both food insecurity and COVID-19 safety efforts in its community.
We participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs to offer all students breakfast and lunch daily at no charge,” said Tracy Green-Deserto, Orange-Ulster BOCES Food Service Manager. “We also participate in the federally assisted Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to elementary students outside of regular meals, and we are first prize winners in this year’s Big Apple Crunch competition from the FarmOn! Foundation. However, despite all our efforts, there is still a gap, and many of our students are still food insecure. We are now looking to provide non-perishable foods to support those in need on the weekends.”
Green-Deserto says that in addition to filling the little free pantries with free food for members of the community, they will also stock them with household cleaning items to support the area’s COVID-19 safety response efforts.
We are thrilled to support the efforts of Orange-Ulster County BOCES to address yet another dimension of food insecurity in their community,” said Kären Rasmussen, NCGH Founder and Director. “The organization’s relentless pursuit of addressing the ever-evolving issue of childhood hunger, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, is tremendous. We are overjoyed to play even a small part in its effort to battle the issue of community hunger. Let’s feed some kids!”
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