Shutdown Prompts Maryland School District Lunch Program To Raise Money Locally

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One Maryland school district has turned to its local community to raise money for its school lunch program during the partial federal shutdown.

Interim CEO Dr. Monica Goldson of the Prince George’s County Public Schools has announced the new 10,000 Meals Challenge fund to support students who need a hot meal during the federal government shutdown and beyond. Established through the nonprofit Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS, the fund aims to cover the cost of 10,000 meals.

The fund has already raised $15,000, which will cover more than 5,000 meals. This puts them at the halfway point.

Goldson said NAI Michael, Old Line Bank, Lanier Electronics and Educational Systems Federal Credit Union made the initial donations.

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