In partnership with the Flagstaff Family Food Center, No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to provide a $3000 donation to support the mobile food distribution program at the Leupp Elementary School on the Navajo reservation in Winslow, Arizona. The grant will help ensure the ongoing program operations for the 2020-2021 school year.
To support our mobile distributions, it takes 45 hourly employees, ten administrative hours, and truck and fuel costs,” said Flagstaff Family Food Center Executive Director Monica Foos. “These costs were not in our original budget before COVID-19. The feedback from school district offices, principals, and families at the schools with mobile distributions is an outpouring of gratitude for the nutritional support and financial support to children and their families. This is an important time as they need to prepare for paying utilities, possibly deferred rent, and soon, the holidays. We are grateful to No Child Goes Hungry for supporting this program and helping us ensure its effectiveness.”
Across all its programs, the Flagstaff Family Food Center provided over 63,000 hot meals in 2019, served more than 89,000 persons through its emergency food box program, and provided over 688,000 pounds of food to local non-profits.
I am so impressed by the fortitude of educators and community leaders across our country who are ensuring the basic needs of our young people are cared for and that they are obtaining a quality education,” said Kären Rasmussen, No Child Goes Hungry Founder and Director. “It is a pleasure to support the crucial work of the Flagstaff Family Food Center and its vital mobile distribution program. We are committed to helping ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and value partners who share our relentless commitment to hunger advocacy.”
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