The local community continued to show its compassion for children during the regular meeting of the Bucyrus City School District Board of Education Oct. 22. During the meeting, the Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156, through the Elks National Foundation Grand Lodge, awarded a $2,000 Beacon Grant to the Bucyrus Backpack Program.
“We are very fortunate to get support from the Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156,” Backpack Program Board of Directors President Lorie Pennington said. “This really shows our community’s passion for supporting its children and the Elks Lodge #156’s commitment to helping put an end to childhood hunger in Bucyrus.”
This show of support for the Bucyrus City Schools continues a long tradition of involvement in the education of the community’s young people by Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156.
“The Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 is very proud to be a community partner with the Bucyrus City School District,” Elks Lodge #156 Grants Coordinator Doug Schiefer said. “Elks members continue to see the need for this program in our community, and through the Elks National Foundation Community Investments Program the local Bucyrus Elks Lodge will continue to provide financial support to bring good nutrition to our community’s children.”
Currently serving over 100 families in the district, the Bucyrus Backpack Program is continuing to grow and these funds will help in that effort.
“We can not begin to thank the Bucyrus Elks Lodge #156 enough for their support of the Bucyrus City School District,” Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “Community partnerships and investments like this allow us to continue providing quality programs, such as the Backpack Program, to the students that need it the most. We are grateful for every dollar that has been given to support the nutritional well-being of our students.”