Skip to main content

North Adams officials stay abreast of hunger issues

November 8, 2013

  Many participants in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s food stamp program whose benefits were reduced beginning this month are children, according to Erin Ripley, food service director for North Adams Community Schools. Ripley said school officials recognized the challenges many students face each evening and weekends, when food may not be as readily available.
    “We have combatted student hunger and have found that for students who are too listless or restless to pay attention to their lessons in school, that lack of attention surprisingly often tracked back to the fact that they were simply too hungry to care,” said Ripley. “In altogether too many classrooms, school lunch was the only predictable food in many children’s lives.”
    For the complete story, see today's print or online editions.

MONROE—Adams Central's 6'7 junior center Luke Voirol came off the bench Thursday night to give the...
Adams Central's Kaine Luginbill capped off an unprecedented prep wrestling career Saturday night...
Tonight is senior night at the Teepee for the boys basketball team as they entertain Bishop...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes