Today the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District received a donation of $12,084.31 from GIANT Food Stores towards supporting food programs in our district. Kennett Square store manager, Dexter Gore, presented the check, part of GIANT’s Feeding School Kids Program, to Devon Sundberg, UCFSD Supervisor of Food Services.
The Feeding School Kids program supports food programs at local public schools with funds to be used by the school district’s food services department to address childhood hunger helping to build strong, healthy students, in turn strengthening families and communities.
We are so grateful to Giant Food Stores for this generous donation!
"The UCFSD Food Services Department feels incredibly grateful to be the beneficiaries of the GIANT Company's Feeding School Kids initiative,” said Sundberg. “It was our privilege to continue feeding the district's students when school buildings were closed, and support like this from the community will ensure that we can continue to provide nutritious meals in the future."
Through the Feeding School Kids initiative, The GIANT Company, together with its customers, have raised more than $3.3 million to address the issue of childhood hunger throughout local public school districts in the communities it serves. From Jan 4. through Feb. 28, customers at GIANT, MARTIN’S and GIANT Heirloom Market stores were invited to round up their grocery purchase to the nearest dollar or convert their points into a donation for their local public schools’ food programs. The GIANT Company matched the first $1.5 million donated by customers.
Funds donated by customers benefited the local school district in the community in which they were given and The GIANT Company’s matching funds were awarded based on need, as determined by the number of students in the district that receive free or reduced meals.
For more information on The GIANT Company’s Feeding School Kids initiative and a complete list of participating schools and amounts received, visit giantfoodstores.com/pages/our-purpose.