Announcing the 2016 Feed Your Brain Participants
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We are excited to announce the 10 programs receiving funding for Feed Your Brain 2016. While funding 10 programs, we are impacting 16 communities. This is an exciting expansion of the summer meals and summer learning made possible through Feed Your Brain.
Programs funded this year are:
- Camp WannaRead Summer in Motion, Youth and Family Link, Kelso
- Concrete Summer Learning Adventure, United General District 304, Concrete
- Farm Labor Homes Summer Program, Children’s Home Society, Walla Walla
- Gess Elementary School, Chewelah School District
- Kids’ Place Summer Program, ROOF Community Services, Rochester
- Ocosta Summer Program, Ocosta School District, Westport
- SHARP Kids/Summer Rocks, Grand Coulee Dam School District
- Summer Academy 2016, Foundation for Academic Endeavors, Burlington
- Whitson & Wallace and Pricillia Stevenson Summer School Program, White Salmon Valley School District
- Y Explorers: Summer Meals and Activities, Jefferson County YMCA
With recruitment at all programs geared toward children needing the summer learning support, preliminary numbers show summer meals and summer learning reaching close to 1,000 children this summer. Each year, these children return to school maintaining their end of school year level or moving beyond it.
Our annual Feed Your Brain grant addresses summer learning loss and summertime hunger by funding summer learning programs in rural Washington State. Feed Your Brain sites participate in the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with meals they might not otherwise have had, and also give kids access to books and literacy activities. Since 2001, Feed Your Brain has supported more than 190 summer literacy programs, which have served more than 400,000 meals and benefited approximately 20,000 children.
We were able to award these 10 grants thanks to our generous funders:
- Discuren Charitable Foundation
- Norcliffe Foundation
- Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund
- Umpqua Bank Foundation
- Pitney Bowes
- Numerous individual donors who gave their support to Feed Your Brain.
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