Yesterday, Woodville Elementary School hosted Governor McAuliffe, the First Lady, Mayor Dwight Jones, Dr. Bedden and his cabinet, Congressman Bobby Scott, Sect. of Education Anne Holton, Delegate Betsy Carr, Delegate Delores McQuinn, School Board members Don Coleman, Mamie Taylor, Tichi Pinkney-Epps, US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and others for a press conference to announce a grant to end childhood hunger. Woodville Elementary is one of the beneficiaries of this multi-million dollar grant to help end food insecurity for our students by providing 3 meals a day during the school year and food subsidies over the summer.
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Students at some Richmond schools and in seven localities in the southwestern part of the state will have expanded, year-round access to food as part of a new $8.8 million federal grant Virginia has been awarded.
The children will receive a third meal before leaving school every day, and they will also participate in an off-hours program aimed at making sure they get healthy food when they’re not in school.