East Elementary receives grant for families

  • Principal Monica Munoz with the Walmart employees who took time out of their day to help transport food.

    Principal Monica Munoz with the Walmart employees who took time out of their day to help transport food. Courtesy of Monica Munoz

 
Submitted by Paige Phelps
Updated 6/17/2020 12:36 PM

East Elementary School in Zion has received a grant in the amount of $1,500 from the Hamels Foundation to assist families with emergency food needs.

The Hamels Foundation provides support for quality education both in the United States and Malawi, Africa. East Elementary Library Media Specialist Todd Freer completed and submitted the application to benefit the 20 East families ($75 to each family) who are part of the Food Backpack Program with The Northern Illinois Food Pantry.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Employees at the Walmart in Zion helped Munoz throughout her shopping trip as she picked up food for the 20 families and then took the time to drive to East to assist with the unloading process.

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