Flint school receives grant to help feed students during winter break

Published: Dec. 19, 2018 at 5:39 PM EST
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(12/19/2018) - Richfield Public School Academy received a $10,000 grant from The Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday. School officials say the money will help feed over 400 families.

"It's difficult for our parents when we're on breaks for their food budget to be able to support three meals a day when we normally provide those for the students during school," Pamela Haldy said. She is the superintendent.

Volunteers and parents of Richfield Public School Academy packed food in boxes on Friday.

"Groceries are very expensive, especially when you try to feed your family from a healthy menu so we know they do struggle, this was important to us to support them over the break."

The school purchased food from the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan.

"It made me feel so blessed for our students because I knew what this meant in terms of just basic needs."

Families can pick up the boxes of food on Thursday.