Huntsville City Schools’ Child Nutrition Program receives $40,000 grant

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The National League of Cities, in cooperation with C.H.A.M.P.S. (Cities Combating Hunger through After-School and Summer Meal Programs), and the City of Huntsville presented Huntsville City Schools' Child Nutrition Program with a $40,000 grant.

"I can't say enough about the City of Huntsville and the Huntsville City Schools and what kind of great partner they've been working to alleviate hunger among children in Alabama," said Laura Lester, Executive Director of the Alabama Food Bank Association.

"The past several years we've taken federal funding and we've utilized it to the fullest extent by feeding nutritional meals to our students and children in our community," said Huntsville City Schools Nutritionist Stephanie McMurry.

She said last summer the Child Nutrition Program gave out 1,000 meals per day, so the grant money is going to help the program continue to serve.

For more information on the Child Nutrition program, click here.