A former Harvard University student once said that “our lives are not in the hands of the gods, but in the hands of our cooks.”
That statement illustrates the great effort made by State Representative Angel Cruz, to manage a budget of more than 22 thousand dollars for the improvement of the Antonia Pantoja Community Charter School and Sheridan Philip H.
The Philadelphia legislator announced $22,561 in grants to help finance cafeteria improvements at two local schools.
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Angel Cruz, a progressive representative educated at North East Catholic High Schooll and who attended Temple University, understood in his mature years that “the great goal of education is not knowledge but action”. This powerful idea prompted him to help the educational institutions of the place that elected him.
Cruz said the Antonia Pantoja Community Charter School received $16,300 for the purchase of a combination oven, and the Sheridan Philip H. School got $6,261 to acquire a refrigerator.
“In our fight to end hunger, we must ensure that our children are well fed in school,” said Cruz. “Quality nutrition is linked to quality performance in the classroom, and this funding plays an important role in helping to feed students’ minds.”
The grants were part of more than $925,000 in competitive grants awarded to 72 elementary, middle and high schools across the state to purchase new food service equipment for their cafeterias.
Translated by: José Espinoza