Hubbard cabinets will serve as an on-site supplement to meet any needs that arise, such as when a student needs a new backpack to start the school year or a healthy snack during a long day. Each cupboard will be stocked during the school year with basic school supplies and hygiene products ranging from pencils to computers, as well as healthy snacks from Kroger.
Four schools in the Mt. Healthy School System are the first to participate in the program for 2022-2023, including Mt. Healthy Junior/Senior High School, Mt. Healthy North Elementary, Mt. Healthy South Elementary and Mt. Healthy Early Learning Center. A fifth school to be named soon will also participate. Join the Sam Hubbard Foundation to support this program of local businesses with a long history of giving back: ProLink Staffing, SugarCreek and Profill Solutions.
“This new collaboration with the Sam Hubbard Foundation and Kroger provides the school with a reserve of healthy supplies and snacks for situations and needs that arise,” said Amy Cheney, president and CEO of Crayons. “Our hope is that these stocked cabinets will reduce stress and disruption in the classroom by having these essentials available when and where they are needed.”
“Hubbard’s Cupboards is another innovative strategy to address food insecurity in our local communities,” said Jenifer Moore, Corporate Affairs Manager, Cincinnati/Dayton Division. “Kroger is proud to partner with the Sam Hubbard Foundation and Crayons to Computers to ensure students have healthy snacks and school supplies at the start of a new school year.”
“Our goal with Hubbard’s Cupboards is to set students up for success,” Hubbard said, “by ensuring they have adequate access to educational resources to strengthen their minds and healthy snack options to fuel their bodies. so they can focus on learning”.
Schools must meet certain criteria to be eligible for Hubbard’s Cupboard program, including having 55% or more of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunches; be located in one of the 16 counties in the Crayons to Computers service area and have been in existence for at least one school year. To learn more about Hubbard’s Cupboard program, contact Lindsay Reisert, Executive Director of the Sam Hubbard Foundation at [email protected]