FMC approves funds for All-S.T.A.R. program at Roy-Hart

Posted 6 July 2021 at 12:12 pm

Press Release, FMC in Middleport

Provided photo: Brent Sensenich (left), FMC Agricultural Sciences Plant manager in Middleport, provides a $250 FMC Community Mini-Grant to Lt. Daniel J. Zimmerman of the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office for its All-S.T.A.R. (All Students Taking Action & Responsibility) Program.

MIDDLEPORT – FMC Corporation’s Agricultural Sciences Plant in Middleport has awarded a Community Mini-Grant to the All-S.T.A.R. (All Students Taking Action & Responsibility) Program operated through the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office.

Formerly known as D.A.R.E., the All-S.T.A.R. Program provides fifth-graders with the opportunity to learn directly from law enforcement officers about such topics as alcohol, tobacco, drugs, peer pressure, communication skills, building confidence, bullying, online bullying and internet safety.

“There has never been a time more necessary than the present for law enforcement to connect with our community,” said Lt. Daniel J. Zimmerman, Community Services Division/All-S.T.A.R. Program. “What better way to do so than with our children through educational programs in schools, where we can help guide them towards good personal decisions that will contribute to their positive growth, build relationships of understanding, and also benefit the community as a whole. On behalf of the All-S.T.A.R Program and Niagara County Sheriff Michael Filicetti, I thank FMC for its important support with this mini-grant.”

Lt. Zimmerman said the FMC mini-grant will be used to fund a full year of supplies in the 2021-22 school year for the All-S.T.A.R. Program in the Royalton-Hartland School District. Overall, the All S.T.A.R. Program benefits approximately 1,500 students across Niagara County annually by supplying learning materials, school supplies and scholarship opportunities.

The “FMC & You: Community Mini-Grants Program” awards individual grants of up to $250 per request from organizations, groups and projects in the towns of Royalton and Hartland that support one or more of FMC’s four primary philanthropic areas of Health and Human Services, Education and Science, Environment and Conservation, and Arts and Culture.

Grant applications are available at or by mailing, emailing or calling Jessica Heideman at the FMC Community Office at 8 S. Vernon St., Middleport, NY 14105, and 716-735-9769. Deadline for monthly submissions is the last day of the month.