Selma City Schools land No Kid Hungry Grant

Published 8:23 am Thursday, July 22, 2021

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The Selma City Schools Nutrition Program was awarded a grant from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign during the summer.

SCS landed a $70,000 grant. The grant included $5,000 from Brian Hart Hoffman.

Grant funds will be used to provide meals to students 18 years of age are younger during the summer, purchase vehicles, and equipment to safely transport meals throughout the community during school closures and start the weekend backpack program to SCS scholars during the school year.

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Because of pandemic-related waivers, schools and community organizations will offer grab ‘n go, bundled or delivered meals.  All kids and teens eighteen and younger can access meals at no cost.

CNP Director Aelia Adams said she’s grateful to receive the grant and added that it will help the SCS.

“The Selma City Schools Child Nutrition Program is excited to be awarded the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry/ Brian Hart Hoffman Grant,” Adams said.

“Funds will be used to help make necessary changes to the CNP program that will allow us to safely transport meals throughout the community to our scholars during school closures of any kind, enhance the Summer Feeding Program, and to start the Weekend Backpack Program that will ensure weekend meals for all of Selma City Schools Scholars.”

The No Kid Hungry program gave out a combined $400,000 in grants to 11 other school districts across the state, including in Hale County and Demopolis.

“No child should have to struggle with an empty stomach or stress about when they will eat again. These grants will help reach more kids with the food they need to grow up healthy, educated and strong,” No Kid Hungry campaign Associate Director Eleni Towns said in