Minton receives grant to fight childhood hunger
by Emanuel County Live | March 31, 2014 4:29 pm
Adrianna Minton, a 10th grade student from Emanuel County Institute, has been awarded a Sodexo Foundation Youth Grant through YSA (Youth Service America). The grant will support Minton in leading a community service project that addresses the issue of childhood hunger.
Service activities will take place on Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13, 2014 ?the largest volunteering and service event in the world. Minton and a fellow student volunteer will hold a “Fun Day for Hunger” at Twin City Elementary on Friday, April 11, 2014. Bouncy houses, popcorn makers, and other fun events are to be expected at this event. Minton knows the importance of childhood nutrition, and is encouraging others to join her in the fight.
One hundred grants of up to $500 were awarded to youth-led projects that aim to reduce childhood hunger in local communities throughout America. Grantees educate and mobilize their peers around the issue, creating solutions to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants empower young people as problem-solvers working to improve the well-being and quality of life for their generation.
Minton joins millions of others young people around the world to celebrate Global Youth Service Day, April 11 to 13, 2014. Now in its 27th year, Global Youth Service Day recognizes the positive impact that young people have on their communities 365 days a year. As the largest service event in the world, Global Youth Service Day is celebrated in more than 135 countries and all 50 states.
“As communities are challenged by the reduction in public resources, it makes our vision of a hunger-free America more difficult to attain,” said Robert A. Stern, chair, Sodexo Foundation. “Each Sodexo Foundation Youth Grantee is doing their part to tackle an issue that directly affects one in five of their peers. It will be through their actions and ingenuity that we will one day see an end to childhood hunger in America.”