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    GRAND FORKS, ND – SEPTEMBER 12, 2019 – Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson and Monique Lamoureux-Morando, U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey Team Members and 2018 Olympic gold medalists from North Dakota, today announced the first grant of their new foundation. The grant to the Grand Forks Foundation for Education will help ensure ALL Grand Forks Public Schools students have access to high-quality school lunches regardless of their status or their ability to pay for the 2019-2020 school year. 

    “The main purpose of our foundation is to help level the playing field for kids in North Dakota,” explained Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux. “This grant will ensure that all school lunch program participants in Grand Forks have the same meal options.”

    In North Dakota, 30% of children live in low-income families and nearly one-third of the state’s students are eligible for participation in the National School Lunch Program. This grant will benefit over 150 students qualifying for reduced lunches and families who don’t qualify but need financial assistance. 

    “We are committed to helping the Grand Forks Foundation for Education be proactive around this issue,” the Lamoureux twins stated.  “Growing up, our mother always told us to cheer for the one behind. That lesson went beyond sports and became the core of a set of values we carry with us today,” they added. “This grant represents our effort to cheer for, advocate for, and fight for the one behind.”

    “We are so grateful for this generous grant from the Monique and Jocelyne Lamoureux Foundation,” said Emilia Hodgson, Executive Director of the Foundation. “This grant will enable us to provide school lunches to all of our students, at no cost to their families. It will make a big difference in our community.”

  • Staff Contact Information

    Emilia Hodgson, Executive Director
    (701) 787-4866

    Laura Schweigert, Executive Assistant
    (701) 787-4867 

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 5475
    Grand Forks, ND 58206-5475

    Physical Address:
    2400 47th Ave South
    Grand Forks, ND 58201