First of a 12 part series to showcase CACFP and the people that take on leadership roles in their CACFP and their community.
For Greg Scott and C3F it has been a great year so far; C3F had a total of 109 campers from local and surrounding areas to participate in Cover 3 Football’s first NFL Youth Combine. A total of 69 youths ages 8-13 and 40 youths ages 14-18 received instruction on and participated in combine drills while receiving both motivational tools and inspirational messages from former NFL players, current high school coaches and former surrounding area high school players. Cover 3 Foundation founder and retired NFL player Greg Scott (Redskins) along with retired NFL players Percy Ellsworth (Giants), Riddick Parker (Patriots) and Zuriel Smith (Cowboys) were joined by local high school football coaches to assist participants in several basic combine drills while emphasizing the importance of safety. “We are thankful for all parties that played a part in making the 2017 Youth Combine a success says Greg.
May found us truly thankful to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, INC. (Suffolk Alumnae Chapter) for their recognition of Cover 3 Foundation & its community service. The award beautiful along with the celebration.
C3 Kids Meals was getting kicked off with a grant from No Kid Hungry and we were now off in getting the word out about the SFSP available to many children in Virginia. In Virginia, more than 300,000 kids who receive free or
reduced-price lunches during the school year do not receive a summer meal. A large part of the problem being awareness, C3F is happy to take on the challenge.
It's been a busy summer for National CACFP Forum Board member Greg Scott, Cover 3 Foundation C3F Founder and retired NFL Defensive Lineman from Southampton County, Virginia tells us. The CACFP Meal Pattern Implementation and state reviews were at the top of the activities, along with a few other very exciting moments.
Summer Feeding Service Program started with a BANG June 19 with thousands of kids being fed. The goal #Reach #Teach #Feed and we are now approaching 2.5 million meals served since 2010 under the CACFP and SFSP umbrella. Getting 2,000 meals, 3 vans on the road all headed in different directions, by 6:30 am during the summer can have its challenges but we all know the need for good nutrition as it is essential to full physical and cognitive development. Combining free, healthy meals and snacks with educational development is a recipe for success.
C3F had some amazing visitors July 6th, Anita Blanton sent Liz & Mike out from WAVY TV 10/Fox 43 News to do a story on the great work Greg's foundation is doing everyday. It aired that same night. Article and News Spot.
On July 30th, Cover 3 Foundation & Greg were honored by New Jerusalem Church of God & Christ in VA Beach, Va. Cover 3 provided breakfast & lunch for the church's summer program "From One Hand To Another" founded by the Pharrell Williams! We are thankful to partner with other organizations, organizations that are helping make lasting memories for our kids of the future.
The good news came August 23, 2017 that C3F had a PERFECT CACFP Review from the Department of Health, Commonwealth of VA! Great staff, good trainings put on by VDH & C3F equal great results!
Great opportunity July 31, 2017 for C3F as The Herald reported that Mr. Scott spoke at the Hertford County Public Library as part of their 2017 Summer Reading Program. “the theme ‘Build a Better World’. Article
C3F is really excited about being listed in Suffolk News Herald Local Choice Awards as a nominee on September 5; hopefully everyone spread the word to vote for us.
Another SFSP summer is complete at Cover 3 Foundation by Deerfield Work Center for Women, who preps and packages 2000+ meals for kids each day! Thankful for the partnership.
And now school is back in session and the first day for C3F's after-school program started September 7 and as always we are pushing to ensure that our children in the community are receiving healthy and nutritious CACFP meals and snacks. Each day, 3.3 million children receive nutritious meals and snacks through CACFP (https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/why-cacfp-important). C3F is proud and honored to be a sponsor of this program, serving the children within our communities with nutritious and healthy meals and snacks.
In addition to his Foundation activities, Mr. Scott could be found motivating people at a variety of speaking engagements, civic leadership tasks, participating as a member of the National CACFP Forum Board and
Smart Beginnings Board of Directors. Some other activities included the Franklin Chamber of Commerce and
Fuel up To Play 60 MVP Council Member.
Our foundation is committed to providing these services to any local after-school program or summer site that meets the established guidelines and requirements of the program.
The C3F story
Cover 3 Foundation P.O. Box 456 125 S. College Drive Franklin, VA 23851 Main: 757-562-2252 Fax: 757-562-2287 www.cover3foundation.org