We started the Hoosier Explorers Field Trip Fund several years ago to help local public schools take students on more field trips in Indiana. PCCU staff and members have given generously to this fund and helped many local kids explore their home state.
When schools began to shutter in mid-March, it wiped out many of these trips that had already been greenlighted, and kept numerous others from going past the planning stage. We began looking for other ways to help local students in these tough times.
When Nancy Williamson and Sarah Benson, Communities In Schools (CIS) Nettle Creek site coordinators, reached out looking for help PCCU answered the call. CIS had stepped up to help keep Nettle Creek Schools students fed while they were home trying to flatten the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic. They began offering meal boxes to feed students and families for pick up at the Logo Shoppe in Hagerstown and sites in Greens Fork and Economy. CIS staff also delivered many meal boxes to the homes of students unable to pick them up. CIS has helped 255 students and their families, delivering over 350 boxes, many of which contained multiple meals. Thanks to the generosity of staff and members, PCCU donated $500 to Communities In Schools to help them continue their good work.
If you are a student or have students in the Nettle Creek School District and could use help with food, please contact Communities In Schools at 765-518-6404. You can also call that number if you’d like to donate money or volunteer your time to assist Communities In Schools feed those in need.