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USA Schools receives grant from Michigan Farm Bureau for after … – Huron Daily Tribune

USA schools receives a grant from Michigan Farm Bureau to give snacks to students at school after hours. (Tribune File Photo)
The Unionville-Sebewaing Area School District recently received a $2,500 Feeding the Future Grant, according to a recent release.
The money will be going to providing students with snacks if they’re still at school after it lets out for tutoring and other events.
While the students won’t be receiving any sort of cash, the money will be in a sort of pot, used by students to purchase food. This will be useful for families with limited incomes and will keep students going with energy for any after-school activities.
“We’re just happy to be able to provide some after-school snacks for students that might not be able to purchase them,” said USA Student Services Coordinator Laura Polega.
USA is one of 16 organizations in the state to receive a Feeding the Future Grant this month. The grant comes from the Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan Agent Charitable Fund. Organizations were nominated by local Farm Bureau Insurance agents and then selected by a committee of ACF donors based on the needs of the organization, the population being served, and the overall goal of the program the money will be going to. In 2022, $178,000 was awarded through this grant program. The next round of grants will open January 1, 2023, with grants being awarded up to $4,000.
Michigan Farm Bureau agents Deborah Kroswek and Amber Goodchild of Unionville were the ones who nominated USA for the grant, desiring to cultivate awareness and advocacy surrounding food insecurity.
“Preparing healthy, nutritional meals or snacks will be beneficial for the health of our children by providing them with necessary food to fulfill any hunger or nutritional needs,” Goodchild said.
The ACF, whose mission is to end hunger in Michigan, is a donor-designated fund administered through the Michigan Foundation of Agriculture. Through grant programs like Feeding the Future, Farm Bureau agents, clients and partners provide food and educational programs to Michigan residents struggling with hunger and aid the more than 3,000 hunger-relief agencies throughout the state.

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