Things are Urgent, but not Helpless; You Can Make a Difference!
The Granite District provides free/reduced meals to our most financially challenged students, while attending school.
HERE’S THE PROBLEM . . .
When school is out, student hunger goes up!
The Granite Education Foundation set out to address these needs by establishing pantries in over 20 high-need schools where students (and their parents) make upwards of 8,500 shopping visits a month to simply help them get through a typical evening, weekend, holiday and extended school break.
HERE’S THE "COMPOUNDED" PROBLEM . . .
Since Governor Gary Herbert has made several prudent & necessary announcements, including how public schools should respond to the threat of the virus, the Granite District continued to provide school-day meals, which allows students can “grab & go” with their breakfast and lunches.
To complement the District, the Granite Education Foundation is delivering meal-kits to address hunger beyond the typical school-day. Additionally, we are delivering backpacks with school supplies to ensure these same students have the basics they need to complete their “assignment packets” at home.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP . . .
The increase in our response has diminished our resources, making it difficult to address the needs that are increasing as the virus spreads AND the forthcoming Spring Break.
Traditionally, we have welcomed cash & in-kind gifts. However, in-kind gifts are less desirable now, since they require more time & human interaction ~ slowing our response AND increasing risk of transmission.
As a result, we are inviting generous cash donations to help us respond quickly and facilitate food/product shortages that are constantly changing.
Our community has a noble history of doing great things during difficult circumstances; we’ll do it again . . .with your help!