Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - LOCAL NEWS -

The Ron­d­out Val­ley Food Pantry re­ceived a $5,000 grant from the Ul­ster Sav­ings Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion in sup­port of its Week­end Food Back­packs for Chil­dren pro­gram.

The grant will pro­vide two days of food over each week­end for 20 stu­dents in the Ron­d­out Val­ley School Dis­trict dur­ing the 2016-17 school year. Th­ese stu­dents do not have ac­cess to the free and re­duced-cost break­fast/lunch pro­grams in their schools dur­ing their week­ends, so this pro­gram al­lows them to have nu­tri­tious meals dur­ing those two days. Their food back­packs go home with them each Fri­day, re­turned on the fol­low­ing Mon­day and then re­filled on Thurs­days.

Sev­eral lo­cal vol­un­teers and Ron­d­out Val­ley School Dis­trict staff as­sist with this pro­gram.

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