Bishops’ Fund provides food for students

Local students’ bellies will be full this summer thanks to a grant from The Bishops’ Fund for Children to support local food bank Neighbor to Neighbor’s Summer Supplement program.

Remarkably, more than 13% of Greenwich Public School students are eligible to receive free and reduced price meals during the school year. Neighbor to Neighbor’s Summer Supplement program seeks to bridge the gap left in the summer months by the absence of school lunches, and provide a seamless safety net for vulnerable families in the community.

More than 600 Greenwich children have received additional healthy food this summer, including peanut butter and jelly, tuna, fruits and vegetables. Neighbor to Neighbor said it is grateful to the Bishops’ Fund for providing support for this vital program.

The Bishops’ Fund for Children was established by the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut in 1994 to enhance awareness of the plight of children at risk throughout Connecticut. Proceeds from the Bishops’ Fund underwrite social service programs that aid these children.

The fund has granted more than $2.5 million to date.

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