FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Megan Kossove
EARLY CHILDHOOD HUNGER EXISTS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY AND NO KID HUNGRY
AND EARLY LEARNING COALITION ARE TEAMING UP TO HELP
No Kid Hungry Provides Emergency Grant to Feed Children During Pandemic
PALM BEACH COUNTY, FL (June 26, 2020) –- The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County is excited to announce a $27,500 emergency grant from No Kid Hungry. The funding will help provide infant formula, baby food, and shelf-stable meals for children enrolled in early learning programs during the summer months.
During this pandemic, the hunger needs in communities have increased tremendously, and the needs to specific to families with young children is no exception. The grant funding will allow the Early Learning Coalition to purchase the needed food items, distribute those items to early learning providers throughout the county, and provide beneficial nutritional information to families.
“Children and families across Palm Beach County are relying on schools and community organizations for support during these challenging times. No Kid Hungry Florida is proud to partner with the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County to ensure young children enrolled in early childhood education programs across the county can continue to get the nutrition they need during this crisis. We are honored to offer this grant due to support from the Julie F. and Peter D. Cummings Fund and the Marjorie S. Fisher Fund of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties,” said Sky Beard with No Kid Hungry Florida.
“This grant will help our early learning providers support families with infants and young children. We are grateful for the opportunity to continue No Kid Hungry’ s mission in Palm Beach County,” said Warren Eldridge, CEO of the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County.
About the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County: The Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County works to ensure that every child is ready to succeed in school and life. We coordinate with community partners to provide parents with information and assistance to select high-quality child-development services, including Voluntary Prekindergarten, School Readiness, and other vital early learning programs. For more information, visit: elcpalmbeach.org
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But 1 in 7 kids will face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.