Cover 3 receives $18K in grants

Published 4:52 pm Thursday, May 12, 2016

Cover 3 Foundation has received four grants totaling $18,400 from the Share Our Strength campaign, the Virginia No Kid Hungry campaign, Walmart and and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association to help support it’s summer and after-school meals programs.

“Cover 3 is truly grateful for the support that Share Our Strength and the Virginia No Kid Hungry campaigns have provided,” Cover 3 Founder and CEO Greg Scott said. “These funds will greatly benefit our summer food service program. Expanding our outreach is important, and these grants will contribute to this quest.”

The $10,000 grant awarded by both campaigns will be used to support the summer meals program, while the $1,200 grant awarded by Share Our Strength will help the foundation test a “campus model,” which offers after-school meals. The $2,000 grant awarded by the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association will allow Cover 3 to purchase a single-access cold wall milk cooler for one of its sites that does not have adequate storage for dairy products.

“[We are] fortunate to be blessed again by SUDIA to purchase this cold wall milk cooler to assist one of our sites with the storage of their milk,” Scott said. “This will make the process easier for the chosen site to store milk.”

Three Walmart locations, meanwhile, have donated $5,500 to Cover 3 through its Community Grant Program. Walmart Distribution in Petersburg and Walmart in Emporia and Suffolk gifted amounts of $2,500 and $1,500, respectively.

“[We are] grateful to have received these three facility grants from our awesome partners at Walmart,” Scott said. “This has been a vital partnership for Cover 3 Foundation for its growth to carry out our mission. Words cannot express how grateful we are.”