U.S. Silica helps fight childhood hunger in Lamesa - FOX34 Lubbock

U.S. Silica helps fight childhood hunger in Lamesa

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LAMESA, Texas -

(Press Release)

U.S. Silica has donated $10,710 to Food 4 Kids Lamesa Backpack Program to help provide wholesome snacks and other nutritious foods to 85 South Elementary students Pre-K through fifth grade at risk of going hungry over school weekends throughout the 2018-2019 school year. The Backpack Program bridges the gap between school days for children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school, but might not have enough to eat at home over the weekend. The company also donated 160 backpacks to children in the program at both North and South Elementary Schools.

“The Backpack Program is a wonderful effort that helps students succeed by enabling them to focus on learning, and not on worrying where their next meal is coming from,” said U.S. Silica Lamesa Plant Manager Steve Witt. “We love this community and we are proud to partner with Food 4 Kids Lamesa, which is committed to making sure no child goes hungry in our hometown.”

“Food 4 Kids Lamesa is working to end weekend hunger for children by providing a backpack filled with kid-friendly nutritional food each Friday of the school year,” said Sonya Ramey, vice president of the Lamesa High School Parent, Teacher, Student Organization, which administers the program. “We want to make sure every child in our community has the nutrition they need to do their best both in and out of the classroom. This simply would not be possible without the generosity of supporters like U.S. Silica.”

U.S. Silica’s donation will feed students at Lamesa’s South Elementary for a full school year of 36 weeks, supplying them with a variety of good foods, including chicken, fruit bars, and macaroni and cheese. More than 84 percent of the students in Lamesa ISD qualify for free or reduced-cost meals, with participants in this program recommended for inclusion by counselors and teachers.

Addressing a challenge like childhood hunger requires commitment and coordination across the entire community. Food 4 Kids Backpack Program brings together school personnel, community leaders, local businesses, civic organizations, churches and parents to ensure all Lamesa children have the nutrition they need to succeed.

About U.S. Silica
Headquartered in Katy, Texas, U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc. is a performance materials company and a member of the Russell 2000. A leading producer of commercial silica used in the oil and gas industry as well as a wide range of industrial applications, the Company has had operations in Texas for more three decades, and is currently supplying proppant materials to power the energy revolution across the state and nation. U.S. Silica’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include EP Minerals and SandBox Logistics. EP Minerals is an industry leader in the production of products derived from diatomaceous earth, perlite, engineered clays, and non-activated clays. SandBox Logistics is a state-of-the-art leader in proppant storage, handling and well-site delivery, dedicated to making proppant logistics cleaner, safer and more efficient. Over its 118-year history, U.S. Silica has developed core competencies in mining, processing, logistics and materials science that enable it to produce and cost-effectively deliver over 1,500 diversified products to customers across our end markets. The Company currently operates over 25 mines and production facilities, including five in Texas.

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