Juli Nave, director of the Family Resource Center for Carter County Schools, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.
Nave plans to use the grant to start a mini food pantry for Carter County School students. The pantry will be stocked with items like granola bars, cereals, rice, beans, peanut butter, bread, coffee, tea and macaroni and cheese. The funding could also be used to help supplement existing food pantries at individual schools.
“The Covid pandemic is still happening,” Nave said. “Some parents have lost jobs, so food may be hard to come by for some families. Having access to extra food would be a blessing to some of our students.”
Northeast Community Credit Union awards $300 every month to a classroom to be utilized for classroom needs, classroom activities, and academic enrichment. Helping Teachers Teach is open to teachers within Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan and Washington counties who are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Area teachers may become members online or at any NCCU location and can download the grant application on the credit union’s website: www.BeMyCU.org.