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Upshur Schools receives Pallottine Grant

BUCKHANNON — Upshur County Schools has received a 2020-2021 COVID-19 Emergency Response Initiative Award in the amount of $20,900 for the Summer Feeding Program.

Janell Ray, chief executive officer of the Pallottine Foundation, shares, “The Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon and its Board of Trustees appreciate and value the services Upshur County Schools is providing to the community during the pandemic outbreak.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Sara Stankus said, “The work and focus on food insecurity upheld by the Pallottine Foundation in Buckhannon is extremely important during this national pandemic. With nearly 3,800 students enrolled in Upshur County, 55% of our students are living in poverty and 441 students are identified as homeless. The impact of food insecurity for our children is coupled with many other risk factors. We are blessed to have a supportive community.”

In receiving the Pallottine Grant, the Upshur County School system will further support our students, families, and communities through the Summer Feeding Program.

The work of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters, which began in Buckhannon in 1921 with the formation of St. Joseph’s Hospital, continues through the work of the Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon. The Sisters, through their sponsorship of the Foundation, will continue their legacy of care and outreach to the community they have served for so long and with such dedication for many years to come.

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