Canton Golden Bear Education Foundation receives $2,000 for program that feeds kids on weekends, vacations
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:02 am

Pictured, from left Kelley Glasgow, Banford Elementary school counselor; Max DelSignore, Community Foundation coordinator of donor services and Kristen Whittier, Bear Packs volunteer coordinator.

CANTON -- The Northern New York Community Foundation's Youth Philanthropy Council recently awarded a $2,000 grant to the Canton Golden Bear Education Foundation.

The grant will help support the 2014-15 Golden Bear Packs program at Canton Central Schools.

The Golden Bear Packs program fills the gap in children's nutrition by ensuring that students in need will not go hungry over weekends and vacations during the school year, according to its website.

The Northern New York Community Foundation raises, manages and administers an endowment and collection of funds for the benefit of the community.

The organization uses earnings to support a program of college scholarships for area residents and grants to non-profit organizations to improve our community’s quality of life, according to a statement on their website.