A big thank you for the generosity of students and teachers at Cedaredge Elementary, Garnet Mesa Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Vision Charter Academy campuses for participating in the Souper Bowl of Caring food drive contest to support Food for Thought.
Food for Thought has gone countywide -- a goal of founder Willyn Webb since the kids-feeding-kids program was established 10 years ago at the Delta Opportunity School.
"It's such a good feeling to know that all kids who need supplemental food on the weekends will get it, regardless of where they live," said Willyn Webb, who established the program to provide a service learning opportunity for her students.
Last week, the Food for Thought program was recognized as the only three-time recipient of a State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant in the United States. Such a remarkable accomplishment required a celebration to match, so Vision Charter Academy took the show on the road, starting a kick-off celebration at its Delta campus.
In just 10 days in August, 167,000 people cast 4.5 million votes in support of their favorite causes. As a result, 40 communities, in 19 states, including Delta, will be getting an assist from State Farm.
Willyn Webb, executive director of Vision Charter Academy, announced Tuesday morning that the Food For Thought program is the recipient of a $25,000 State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant. She expressed appreciation to all who voted for the program over a 10-day period.
Food For Thought/Vision Charter Academy has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 finalist and needs your help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm®. From now until Aug. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2012962.
Willyn Webb, executive director of Vision Charter Academy and leader of the Food for Thought program, recently updated State Farm agents on the "kids feeding kids" program in Delta County schools.
Food for Thought is a two-time recipient of the State Farm Neighborhood Assist grant of $25,000, for a total of $50,000.
"All I can say is WOW!" Willyn Webb, executive director of Vision Charter Academy (VCA) and Food for Thought stated after learning that Lincoln Elementary School Student Council continued the Souper Bowl of Caring on its own. LES donated 2,425 food items. As a thank you VCA Food for Thought provided a $25 gift card donated by Daveto's.
A total of 1.8 million votes were cast by 72,000 people in an effort to bring a $25,000 State Farm Assist grant to their neighborhoods. For the second time, Food for Thought is one of the top 40 causes to receive grants.
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