Students at St. Laurence School may soon see some positive changes in their cafeteria thanks to a donation by Acme Markets and Uncle Ben’s brand rice.
The Upper Darby Catholic school received a $5,000 donation as part of an Uncle Ben’s cooking contest, which is designed to inspire healthy lifelong eating habits by encouraging parents and children to cook together. Part of the contest includes helping schools reinforce those healthy habits.
St. Laurence School will use the donation to replace the oven in the school’s cafeteria. Sister MaryAnne Bolger, the school’s principal, said this donation came at the right time since the oven has been malfunctioning and they were unsure of how to fund a new one.
“We are thrilled that Acme Markets and Uncle Ben’s have given us this generous donation,” she said. “The faculty and lunchroom staff are very excited, especially since this came at a time when the cafeteria was in need. We’re excited to see the impact that this lunchroom update will do to promote healthy lifestyles in our students.”
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