GUERNSEY – Kids from the Wyoming Child & Family Development Center which houses the Guernsey Early Head Start and Head Start programs benefited from The Albertson’s Healthy Breakfast grant awarded to the Guernsey Community Food Pantry and each went home after school April 22 with a bag of food.
The grant was created by First Lady Jennie Gordon from the Wyoming Hunger Initiative. The grant was for $250 and according to Pat Russell, Guernsey Community Food Pantry director, the pantry chose to use the grant and distribute the food purchased to the Wyoming Child & Family Development Center.
“We are going to provide two distributions to the kids here at the Wyoming Child & Family Development Center,” Russell said. “They have 20 children, and we will be distributing half of our funds plus other things from the pantry.”
The children all received a dozen eggs, chocolate chip pancakes, Go-Gurt, apples, mandarin oranges, applesauce, bananas, breakfast bars and string cheese.
“Kids who will get this are from our Head Start and our Early Head Start classes,” said Danielle Noggle, center coordinator.
The kids received their bags as a surprise when they were finished with school and their parents had come to pick them up between 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.