Quaker Valley School District is pleased to announce donations to help pay outstanding student lunch balances. The Quaker Valley Rotary Club offered a challenge grant of $3,500 to offset the breakfast and lunch fees for students in need if the district could find a matching grant.
Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Carla Escribano, reached out to local agencies and quickly matched the grant. Thanks to donations from FRIENDS of Quaker Valley Schools ($2,000), The Sewickley Presbyterian Church ($1,000), and Union Aid ($500), the district received $7,000.
“This is such an amazing gift from our local community. We are so thankful to everyone for their support and helping our families in need,” says Escribano.
“The district is very thankful to receive such wonderful support from community groups like the Rotary, FRIENDS, The Presbyterian Church, and Union Aid. It underscores what a special place Quaker Valley is,” says Quaker Valley School Board President Jonathan Kuzma.
“The Quaker Valley Rotary Club is proud to help pay off the outstanding student lunch balances during these difficult and extraordinary times. The Rotary is a community service-based organization, and we want to help the boroughs and townships that comprise the Quaker Valley district,” adds Scott Zahner, President of the Quaker Valley Rotary Club.
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Quaker Valley School Board President Jonathan Kuzma, Quaker Valley Superintendent Tammy Andreyko, Rotary Club President Scott Zahner, Rotary Club Treasurer Wayne Hyjek, Union Aid President Carla Nash, Rotary Club Member Charles Ogle, and Quaker Valley's Director of Food and Nutrition Services Carla Escribano.