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Monterey County School Boards Association Honors Food Bank for Monterey County with “Excellence in Education” Award

Monterey County School Boards Association Honors Food Bank for Monterey County with “Excellence in Education” Award
MCOE Communications

The Monterey County School Boards Association (MCSBA) recognized the Food Bank for Monterey County as the 2022 recipient of its “Excellence in Education” award. The virtual presentation can be found here.

The Excellence in Education Award selection was made by representatives of the Monterey County School Boards Association. “Our Association was so impressed with the Food Bank’s efforts to end hunger in our community, and their strong focus on addressing the nutritional needs of children,” said David Gaboni, MCSBA President. “The ongoing pandemic has been especially hard on kids, and the Food Bank has helped to provide the steady nourishment needed to help our students concentrate and retain information in school, and maintain the energy to play and learn.”

“We are extremely grateful for the collaborative efforts of the Food Bank, helping to ensure our children have a continuous and reliable supply of nutritious food,” said Dr. Deneen Guss, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools. “We are proud to recognize them with this year’s 2022 Excellence in Education award.”

The Food Bank for Monterey County provides much more than food assistance programs, and has been instrumental in cultivating healthy habits and promoting lifestyle practices that maximize the benefits of nutritious foods. “It is an honor to be recognized for all the efforts the Food Bank for Monterey County does to build a healthier community and our work to end hunger in Monterey County.  We are committed to expanding our student programs and working with school districts to engage and educate youth surrounding healthy food choices,” said Melissa Kendrick, Food Bank for Monterey County CEO and Executive Director.

About Food Bank for Monterey County: The Food Bank operates over 70 weekly direct-distribution sites, serving 1 in 3 children and 1 in 4 county residents.  Programs and services focus on addressing the unique nutritional concerns of our diverse county, which includes growing children, seniors, veterans, and homeless persons.  Sustainability, volunteerism, and efficiency are at the core of the Food Bank’s hunger relief efforts, which involve multiple community partnerships.

About the Monterey County School Boards Association: The Monterey County School Boards Association helps governance teams fulfill their school district’s educational missions by providing information and training on governance standards and current issues.

Excellence in Education Award Criteria: A program that is available and accessible to students countywide, has a transformative and significant impact on students’ quality of life, and demonstrates a commitment to exceeding expectations in pursuit of addressing significant, unmet student needs. 

 

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