UScellular delivers $5,000 donation to KidzPacks to make sure students are fed during winter break

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UScellular associates help assemble Kidzpacks | Photo courtesy of UScellular

QUINCY — UScellular provided KidzPacks with a $5,000 monetary donation on Thursday, Dec. 15 so it can buy enough non-perishables to provide 1,040 students in pre-K through 5th grade enrolled in the free lunch program through Quincy Public Schools with breakfast, lunch and snacks each day over winter break.

This represents the first time KidzPacks has supported the continued nourishment of students during this timeframe. The donation was presented to KidzPack representatives at Baldwin Elementary School.

In a press release, Aimee Carrell, retail area sales manager for UScellular, said, “KidzPacks does so much for our community, so we wanted to fulfill their wish list and help them deliver the much-needed support they provide throughout the Quincy area. Food has the power to connect people, and we believe every family deserves to come together, strengthen ties, and make memories this time of year.”

KidzPacks serves approximately 1,000 children each week. Its mission is to provide these students with readily accessible food options to take home over the weekends and during breaks from school as
students need healthy, enjoyable food choices they can prepare on their own.

“Kidzpacks has truly developed into a community effort, and we are so grateful for UScellular’s generosity,” said Jessica Dedert, KidzPacks director. “Children have many stressors in life. Food security
should not be one of them. Fixing a global problem is overwhelming. Kidzpacks tackles it one week, one
student at a time. Thank you for helping us do that.”

This holiday season, UScellular is providing food banks, pantries, and shelters with needed supplies. It
has a goal to support more than 135 organizations across the country. UScellular retail stores are
collecting donations for local food-focused non-profits. For more information, go to
newsroom.uscellular.com/nourishing-connections.

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