TACKLING HUNGER IN NEVADA WITH GENYOUTH’S SUPER SCHOOL MEALS GRANT
Super School Meals officially kicked off on September 12th in Las Vegas in honor of Hunger Action Month. GENYOUth, alongside the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee, Clark County School District, and numerous other partners, announced their statewide initiative to provide grants to schools across the state. Super School Meals aims to tackle youth food insecurity across Nevada by providing grants to equip schools within high-need communities with Grab and Go meal equipment packages.
To celebrate the launch of the community-based campaign, NFL Legend Morlon Greenwood joined local school and government officials to award the first Nevada Super School Meal equipment package to West Preparatory Academy. Throughout the month of September, GENYOUth is inviting Nevada residents to nominate a K-12 public school to receive a grant for one of over 58 Grab and Go meal equipment packages that is aimed to help tackle student hunger and increase access to school meals in high-need communities. To nominate your local school for a Super School Meal Equipment Grant, visit genyouthnow.org. Schools can also complete a Super School Meals Application throughout September.
“With 1 in 5 Nevada children living in food insecurity¹, Nevada schools will be able to nourish more at-risk students with this Grab and Go equipment,” said Ann Marie Krautheim, M.A., R.D., L.D., CEO of GENYOUth. “Grab and Go meal equipment has been proven to increase school meal participation by as much as 27%. The Super School Meals initiative would not be possible without the support of committed partners who have come together to ensure that the only hunger a child experiences is the hunger to learn.”