Rootstown Schools receives Birdie Bags from Ben Curtis Foundation

Rootstown Local Schools picked up Birdie Bags provided by the Ben Curtis Family Foundation with an initial distribution in January. From left, Candace Curtis, founder along with her husband of the Ben Curtis Family Foundation; Alan Marzek, Rootstown representative; and Ann Ciavarella, representing the Ben Curtis Family Foundation.
Rootstown Local Schools picked up Birdie Bags provided by the Ben Curtis Family Foundation with an initial distribution in January. From left, Candace Curtis, founder along with her husband of the Ben Curtis Family Foundation; Alan Marzek, Rootstown representative; and Ann Ciavarella, representing the Ben Curtis Family Foundation.

The Ben Curtis Foundation has added Rootstown to the growing list of schools receiving Birdie Bags to help stave off the problem of food insufficiency.

Rootstown picked up the Birdie Bags for the first distribution in January.

“We are very excited to have Rootstown join the family,” said Candace Curtis. “Rootstown schools picked up and distributed 200 Birdie Bags and they were well received by the students. The next round of bags will go home in mid-February for the long weekend.”

Rootstown Superintendent Andrew Hawkins said the district is fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the Ben Curtis Family Foundation.

“Research shows that missing meals and experiencing hunger greatly impairs a child’s physical development and academic achievement," he said. "Thanks to the Ben Curtis Family Foundation for providing Birdie Bags to students of the Rootstown Local School District which will allow the students to focus on achieving academic growth."

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