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Bristol Elementary School Receives $5000 Grant from Local Shaw’s and Star Market Foundation to Help Feed Families During The Crisis

Bristol, Vermont — December 22,2020 — Bristol Elementary School continues to respond to the surge in needs for food assistance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and is honored that Nourishing Neighbors Shaw’s and Star Market Foundation is helping. Bristol Elementary School announced today that it received a $5000 grant from the Help Feed Families During The Crisis fundraiser to fight hunger during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The campaign is part of Shaw’s and Star Market’s Nourishing Neighbors Community Relief Initiative.

These funds will be used to provide healthy meal options to our local area youth.

“Many programs like ours are experiencing unprecedented demand as the pandemic takes an economic and emotional toll on people throughout our community,” said Randy “We’re grateful that Shaw’s and Star Market Foundation stepped up to help us meet the need.” 

Bristol Elementary School works to ensure that we do not have hungry youth in our area. In addition to educating our youth on how to eat better and lead happy, healthy, productive lives. Keeping our youth happy.

Shaw’s and Star Market’s Nourishing Neighbors’ COVID-19 fundraiser was established to help local families impacted by the current pandemic. Funds raised in Spring 2020 are being used to support local organizations providing meals to school children, seniors, and others in need of assistance. Programs eligible for funding can include (but are not limited to) support for:

  • emergency meal distribution programs for students
  • families in need through gift cards or food distribution
  • providing meals and food to seniors
  • helping families access federal food programs like WIC and SNAP

 “It’s an honor to support the work of Bristol Elementary School because they’re on the frontline of hunger relief with effective, people in need,” said Rob Backus, Shaw’s and Star Market President. “In the midst of the efficient, caring outreach to COVID-19 crisis, it’s good to know that there are community partners like Bristol Elementary School who won’t allow hunger to become a second crisis.”