Warren County Schools Receive Donation From Meijer

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Due to budget cuts, school systems across the state are having to adapt. Tuesday, Warren County Public Schools got some help in that adaptation process. Meijer, a new grocery store soon to open in Bowling Green, dropped off a truck filled with more than $6,000 worth of goods for the school's family resource centers. The partnership is geared to allow more students in need, to have one less thing to worry about when they leave school for the day.

"The family resource program came up in some of those future meetings. It just really made sense. What the family resource center does in taking care of the needs of the children and the families, that's really what the core of what Meijer does." said Meijer Market Director, Steve Higbee.

"Our centers are based on free and reduced lunch numbers. Those numbers continue to grow yearly. The funding, however, doesn't grow but we still have to serve those families." added Warren County Schools Assistance Coordinator, Todd Hazel.

Many family resource workers said they often have to pay out of their own pockets to help kids in the school system, and the donation may allow them to have to do that less often.

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