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Vail Resorts EpicPromise grant helps Summit schools serve nearly 150K meals to students

Grant donations also have helped with student activities, education

Summit School District has served almost 150,000 prepackaged meals this school year thanks to help from a Vail Resorts EpicPromise grant.

Breakfast and lunch has been available every day of the 2020-21 school year at no cost to district families.

In a news release, district spokesperson Mikki Grebetz said the costs related to the extra packaging and additional labor due to COVID-19 is challenging.



Grebetz also said Summit schools have used EpicPromise funds to increase students’ access to books, outdoor equipment and hands-on learning experiences. The funding helps support student activities, including snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, fat biking, sledding and ice skating. Educational opportunities include home literacy and paper book programs.

Grebetz added that the funds have also been used “to address inequitable systems and opportunities,” such as “continuing education for marginalized populations.”




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