Cover 3 Foundation receives $50K from Obici

Published 9:51 am Friday, March 24, 2017

The Cover 3 Foundation, a Franklin-based nonprofit organization that provides mentorship and meals to underprivileged children in the Western Tidewater area, recently received a $50,000 grant from the Obici Healthcare Foundation.

The grant will be used to support Cover 3’s expansion of its C3 Kids’ Meals Program throughout Virginia and North Carolina.

“It is truly a blessing to have Obici Healthcare Foundation’s continued support throughout the years,” said Cover 3 founder, Greg Scott, during his acceptance of the grant. “The funds received from this grant will help to expand C3’s Kids’ Meals Programs as well as update our central kitchen production area. Again, we are truly grateful and thankful.”

According to a press release by the Cover 3 Foundation, the organization has been passionately reaching, teaching and feeding thousands of Virginia children since 2009.

In 2010, the Cover 3 Foundation implemented its C3 Kids’ Meals Program, which provides nutritious and healthy meals and snacks to children in after-school programs as well as summer feeding sites. C3’s Kids’ Meals serves children in the cities of Franklin, Emporia, Richmond, Petersburg, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Newport News, as well as the counties of Southampton, Greensville, Sussex and Henrico.

To date, C3’s Kids’ Meals Program has served over 2 million snacks and meals. According to Scott, defeating childhood hunger has become the major purpose of the Cover 3 Foundation.

Scott is a retired National Football League player and alumnus of Southampton High School.

He graduated SHS in 1998 and retired from the NFL in 2007 after playing for the Washington Redskins and the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as playing arena football.

More information on the Cover 3 Foundation and its programs can be found on its website, or by calling 562-2252.