With $260,000 in grants from the Potomac Health Foundation, Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) is expanding their health and anti-hunger programs in Prince William County.
According to a release, for NVFS’ health program, grant funds will be used to provide dental care education to individuals in their ‘Health Link’ program, to improve their oral health.
And for NVFS’ anti-hunger program, funds will be used to increase Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) outreach and nutrition education, according to a release.
“Nutritional education activities will be provided to 210 day-care children and 300 summer-camp children at Hylton & Heiser Boys and Girls Clubs, with a goal to ensure all participants acquire the knowledge necessary to make healthier choices that will reduce the likelihood of obesity and diabetes,” stated a release.
“We are ecstatic about these programs. Our returning grantees will continue to greatly impact the health of the community through their proven dedication and efforts,” stated Dr. Carol Shapiro, Chair of the Foundation’s Grant and Solicitation Approval Committee, in a release.