East Hartford Public Schools a valuable partner of MFB New England
"We want to support the whole child and address the needs to keep the students in the classroom," says Alexis Safo-Agyeman, Family and Community Partnership Coordinator for the school system.
So, Alexis approached school district leadership about a partnership with Midwest Food Bank, New England.
East Hartford Public Schools receives the food they distribute to families, free of charge, from MFB New England.
"We are privileged to partner with the wonderful East Hartford Public Schools team," says Jan Young, Executive Director of MFB New England. "Their dedication to student well-being is inspiring."
Maria Lety Bell is the bilingual family support specialist for the school district, and she says families often arrive from outside the area or even outside the United States. These families have varied needs, such as language support, transportation, and food. The food they receive is a welcome support.
"I hope Midwest Food Bank continues to be blessed in every sense of the word," says Alexis. "This beautiful work is met with the most amazing impact."
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