Despite a statewide shutdown of all schools, the Harry K Foundation has remained dedicated to its mission of feeding the children of Delaware.
Since schools were closed in March, the foundation has worked diligently to find new ways to ensure that youngsters have continued access to necessary food and nourishment.
In conjunction with the Delaware Department of Education and the Food Bank of Delaware, the Harry K Foundation is partnering with new organizations each week to find ways to reach children who are no longer able to access food through the school system. As of April 20, only 10 school pantries remained open with limited hours as each school allows. Three grab-and-go sites have been established to distribute food backpacks in neighborhoods of high need. Since the pandemic started, the Harry K Foundation has provided more than $35,000 worth of food and backpacks to children and organizations in need.
Harry Keswani, president and founder of the Harry K Foundation, said, “Right now, it is as important as ever that we stay focused on making arrangements as necessary to reach the children of Delaware while school is out of session. I would like to thank Aimee Beam from the School Nutrition Program as well as the Food Bank of Delaware for their help and support.”
Backpacks help provide at-need children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare food. Each backpack is stocked with food that will feed a child for a couple of days. The cost of one child's backpack for a year is $198. To purchase a backpack for a child in need or to donate Harry K Foundation, go to www.Harrykfoundation.org.