State Farm continues support of Food for Thought program
By Press Release
Published Thursday, June 28, 2018 8:35 am
Photo submitted State Farm agents from Delta, Grand Junction and Rifle met with legislators at a grassroots event in Grand Junction. After exchanging thoughts with Senator Ray Scott, Representative Dan Thurlow and Representative Yeulin Willett, the agents
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.
"The State Farm grants came in at critical transition times for Food for Thought and made the difference in the sustainability of the program," Webb said during her presentation.
"Food for Thought has provided a service learning experience teaching compassion, service, money management, public speaking, nutrition, fundraising and organization to many learners while feeding an average of 300 kids per weekends of the school year for the past nine years," Webb said.
"We cannot thank State Farm enough for their continued support. All of the character development and hunger relief continued due in a huge part to State Farm. The entire community thanks you!"
Agents presented Webb with bags of food donations and State Farm public affairs specialist Tamara Pachl presented a $500 check to Food for Thought on behalf of State Farm.
Food for Thought has applied for another Neighborhood Assist Grant and will find out if it "made the cut" from 2,000 entries to the top 200 causes in the nation on Aug. 15. Now that weekend feeding programs are more common, it is more difficult to get to the voting stage. Please consider donating to the cause at Vision Charter Academy-Food for Thought, 1080 Pioneer Road, Delta, CO 81416 to keep it going!