Our second 2022 Apples4Ed grant winner is Clay Elementary School in Clay, West Virginia. “Our little school is located in a very poor rural area, and the majority of our students come from low-income families with very little opportunity to change their income situations,” said teacher and AmeriCorps VISTA Promise volunteer Trecie Ice who applied for the A4E grant. “We have so many of our students living with grandparents who are on fixed incomes. Some of our students only get healthy meals to eat while they are in school.” Clay, W.V. has a 59% poverty rate. The A4E grant will provide students with healthy snacks throughout the day. “It is hard to see these poor children that have so little each day not knowing if they are going to go to bed hungry each night,” said Ice. ”Being able to provide a little extra food for them would help us and students sleep a little easier each night.” USApple’s Tracy Grondine visited the school last week to present the grant to the students.