Giving back

Box Tops for Education donates $280K to schools in need to help advance equity in education

Box Tops for Education builds upon its nearly $1 billion legacy, providing a special donation to an Atlanta-area school.
Oakland Elementary Principal Andre Johnson with Students at Lunch

Supporting schools in need

As teachers and students return to school following the holiday season, Box Tops for Education is here to help them ring in the new year with much needed support. According to The Education Trust, low-income schools receive approximately $1,000 less per student in state and local funding, which contributes to inequity and lost opportunities for these students.

To support General Mills’ commitment of advancing equity in education, Box Tops for Education is donating $20,000 to 14 schools in need across the country ($280,000 in total) to further support teachers and students. One of the schools receiving this support is Oakland Elementary School, a Title 1 school in McDonough, GA, a southeast suburb of Atlanta.

As a Title 1 school, Oakland Elementary receives federal funding to support the academic achievement of low-income students, and with 79% of students qualifying for free and reduced lunch, school leaders are determined to provide the proper nutrition to all their students.

With help from Box Tops for Education, Oakland Elementary is using the $20,000 donation to give students the opportunity to learn more about what they eat to fuel their bodies and get involved with the rewarding farm-to-table process with an on-site school garden.