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Nonprofit launches fundraiser to support school nutrition teams during COVID-19

The Help Feed School Kids Now campaign will provide grant funding to schools struggling to keep costs in check.
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The nonprofit School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) has created a fundraising campaign to help school nutrition programs struggling with costs due to COVID-19.  

Money raised from the Help Feed School Kids Now campaign will provide funds in the form of grant money to schools who are struggling with extra costs due to switching their operations from a traditional cafeteria setting to grab-and-go and meal delivery service. 

“This pandemic has forced school meal programs to overhaul the way we serve our students,” said SNF Board Chair Julia Bauscher, who is also director of school and community nutrition services for Jefferson County, Ky., Public Schools. “SNF is stepping up to help meet immediate needs for everything from food and packaging for grab-and-go meals to mobile carts and kiosks that allow for curbside meal service. We want to support our school nutrition heroes as they work to reach more students with healthy meals during this crisis.”

The SNF will start accepting applications on Monday, April 13, and grants will be awarded on a rolling basis determined by the amount of money raised. 

The fundraiser had raised more than $2,000 of its $500,000 goal as of Wednesday morning.

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