As the Covid-19 crisis continues, Woodstock Area Relief Fund (WARF) has received support from many area people and programs that have stepped up to help those in need. WARF has been able to partner with several of them, including the Windsor County Supervisory Union (WSCU).
Last week, WSCU asked for help extending the student meals program until the end of June. The program was slated to end in the middle of the month, when the school year ends. This would have left 200 students without breakfast and lunch for two weeks, until summer programs begin on July 1.
“In thinking about how the WCSU school district could extend our support of children needing healthy meals daily, my first thought was WARF,” said Sherry Sousa, director of instructional support services. “They quickly responded to my need by offering to fully cover the costs of making and delivering meals for 200 students daily. Without WARF’s support, it would not be possible to meet this essential need, so I am extremely grateful. I know that the families and children are even more appreciative of this amazing gift.”
WARF’s contribution supplements existing partial funding by USDA to provide breakfast and lunch daily, Monday through Friday, to local students who qualify for free and reduced lunches. The lunches will be prepared and delivered by WCSU Nutrition Program staff.