A $10,000 grant has been awarded to the Foundation for Daviess County Public Schools to assist the district in covering the costs of food service to students since the pandemic shut down school buildings.
The Truist Cares COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant comes from the Winston-Salem Foundation on behalf of the Truist Contributions Committee to help feed children and youth living in Daviess County and served by DCPS Food Services Department.
“This gift helps us in our continued effort to provide meal service to our students in Daviess County throughout the summer,” said Matt Robbins, DCPS Superintendent. “We are incredibly blessed to live in a community that truly cares and demonstrates this sentiment by giving generously towards the cause.”
When school was in session, the district averaged serving 3,500 breakfasts, 8,000 lunches and more than 200 a-la-carte meals in 18 DCPS buildings, according to food service director Lisa Sims.
Since March 16 — when Non-Traditional Instruction began — approximately 3,000 breakfasts and 3,000 lunches have been distributed at six curbside locations and seven mobile delivery sites.
“During this time of crisis created by Covid-19, there are even more of our students facing challenges than in the past,” said Vicki Quisenberry, Executive Director of the Foundation for DCPS. “Should businesses or individuals be interested in helping the district offset the budget deficits created by non-traditional meal service, please contact me.”
Contact Quisenberry by email at email@example.com or by phone at 270-231-5583.