The Governor’s wife, First Lady Frances Wolf, says 200 schools will share in the first $900,000 awarded by the Department of Education. The Butler Area School District’s McQuistion Elementary will receive over $1,300. The South Butler School District has been awarded over $18,000 to be split between the Primary, Intermediate, Middle and High Schools.
“Children who are hungry are less likely to learn as much or as fast as other students because a lack of healthy food can impair a child’s ability to perform well in school,” Pennsylvania First Lady Frances Wolf said Wednesday. “Food is a basic school supply- just like textbooks and paper and pencils. When children struggle with hunger, it’s just plain hard for them to learn.”
Wolf pointed out that one in five Pennsylvania children has to deal with regularly not having enough to eat.