Community chips in to help student support efforts

Neshaminy received some help from a local foun­da­tion and super­mar­ket chain in May for efforts to assist District fam­i­lies fac­ing var­i­ous eco­nom­ic challenges.

The Distrtict received $20,000 from the The Gene and Marlene Epstein Humanitarian Fund, which will be used to help Neshaminy stu­dents and their fam­i­lies who are in need. Founded in 2007 and based in Newtown (Bucks County), the non-profit fund offers grants to oth­er orga­ni­za­tions to sup­port their human­i­tar­i­an efforts. Thanks to this sub­stan­tial dona­tion, Neshaminy will be able to help sev­er­al fam­i­lies with imme­di­ate neces­si­ties such as rent, cloth­ing, gro­ceries, car repairs and main­te­nance, and more.

The District also received a dona­tion from GIANT super­mar­kets of $32,795 to help fight food inse­cu­ri­ty among stu­dents. The mon­ey was raised dur­ing the com­pa­ny’s Feeding School Kids ini­tia­tive, which raised more than $3.3 mil­lion in the com­mu­ni­ties it serves across four states. From Jan. 4 through Feb. 28, GIANT cus­tomers were invit­ed to “round up” their gro­cery pur­chase to the near­est dol­lar or con­vert their CHOICE points into a dona­tion for this pro­gram. The GIANT Company also matched the first $1.5 mil­lion donat­ed by cus­tomers. The mon­ey will be used to sup­ple­ment the food pantries oper­at­ing at Neshaminy High School, Poquessing Middle School and in oth­er schools, along with oth­er ongo­ing efforts across the District to iden­ti­fy and help stu­dents and their fam­i­lies to meet essen­tial food secu­ri­ty needs.

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