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Monday, April 6, 2020
Proud to partner w City Schoolyard Garden to provide meals to CCS students over Spring Break from locally owned restaurants @pearlislandcatering + @mochickocville. If you need to access food please visit one of the sites ⬇️. pic.twitter.com/ScDoSFioIw
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) April 6, 2020
Students of Charlottesville City Schools will continue to receive free meals during what was originally scheduled to be the division’s spring break, thanks to a coordinated effort by the Charlottesville Food Justice Network organizations, which includes the Chris Long Foundation. The program will provide 4,000 meals to Charlottesville children living in neighborhoods with high enrollment in free and reduced-price meal programs. “We know that our community is struggling right now,” former @UVAFootball standout Chris Long said in the release. “We wanted to find a way to provide relief for our neighbors and also support Charlottesville dining institutions that are being hard hit. We are thrilled to have our first project be with CCS and City Schoolyard Garden to address the immediate need to provide meals to students.” Read more about the program here in the Daily Progress. Long also has another initiative, Grub4Good, that is donating meals to people in need within the Charlottesville community. To donate to this cause or to read more about the work of his foundation, click on this link here.
(Paused) Olympic Dreams
UVA Today’s Whitelaw Reid spoke with fourth-year student Brenton Foster, a high-jumper from Australia; 2017 alumnus Filip Mihaljevic, a weight thrower from Bosnia; soccer star Becky Sauerbrunn, a 2007 alumna from St. Louis who was expecting to compete in her third Olympics; and Hannah Osborne, a New Zealand native who rowed for UVA from 2013 to 2015 to talk about the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. Read it here.
Look Hoos Talking
Former @UVAMensSoccer player and current DC United head Coach Ben Olsen talks about his new reality during the Covid-19 pandemic in this article from the Washington Post.
Former @UVABaseball stadout Ryan Zimmerman is writing (well, dictating) a diary to the Associated Press about his time without baseball, including reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with his eldest daughter.