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Benjamin School students use grant money to help foster children impacted by coronavirus pandemic

'The best part was seeing families surprised by the amount and quality,' teacher says
Posted at 12:07 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 08:40:40-04

The Benjamin School students are giving back in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The students used grant money to benefit foster children in Palm Beach County impacted by the pandemic.

They partnered with Friends of Foster Children to donate emergency supplies to more than 50 foster families in the area.

The organization in conjunction with local wholesale company Ernston Produce provided foster families in Palm Beach County with emergency food and supplies.

Ernston Produce covered the cost of additional supplies the grant could not cover.

School faculty organized the distribution, that included more than 3,100 pounds of local produce, milk, cheese and other basic supplies.

Cars lined up near the school campus Monday morning as their occupants sought to take advantage of the free giveaway.

Students and faculty said they feel privileged to help out in a time of need.

"The best part was seeing families surprised by the amount and quality," said middle school social studies teacher Ms. Franzen.

The Benjamin School is a coeducational, college-preparatory independent school located at 11000 Ellison Wilson Road in North Palm Beach.