– State Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) today announced two local schools will benefit from $10,000 in state grant money to provide breakfast to their students.
“It’s hard for kids to focus on learning when they have an empty stomach,” Masser said. “We know a healthy breakfast can help students by giving them the energy they need to focus and learn.”
Mount Carmel Area High School and Warrior Run High School each will receive $5,000 state grants.
More than 150 schools across the Commonwealth will receive grants of up to $5,000 through the statewide initiative that will invest nearly $600,000 in breakfast programs in Pennsylvania schools.
The program requires the schools to make breakfast available to all students in a school.
“This program provides breakfast to children who might not have access to food in their homes,” Masser said. “It’s sad to think there are children without food, but this program is working to address this problem.”
For information about any state-related issue, residents are encouraged to contact Masser’s district office in Elysburg, located at 467 Industrial Park Road
, by calling 570-648-8017, or his district office in Danville located in the Danville Borough Building in Suite 1 at 463 Mill St., by calling 570-275-3700. Information also is available online at RepMasser.com
Representative Kurt A. Masser
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Dan Massing