Scott Central FBLA awarded grant
SIKESTON —Scott County Central FBLA was recently awarded a Bayer grant through the Southeast Missouri Food Bank.
The Bayer grant paid for two ABC School Food Pantries which were held held at Scott County Central School. The grant also paid for 12 students to be enrolled in the Backpacks for Fridays program offered through the Southeast Missouri Food Bank.
The first pantry was held on July 22 in the gymnasium at Scott County Central Schools.
“Many teachers, staff members, former students, parents and community members volunteered to work at the first-ever mobile pantry at SCC. The pantry was a huge success and helped about 80 families in total,” SCC FBLA adviser Pamela Glasener.
The second pantry was held in conjunction with open house at SCC. Students, parents, alumni and staff volunteered to work at this second pantry.
This pantry was also quite successful and helped around 100 families total, according to Glasener.
The grant through Bayer is allowing the Backpacks for Fridays program to be initiated at SCC this school year for the first time.
The backpack program will give a child a backpack every Friday throughout the school year (36 weeks total). These backpacks include items for the entire family to use. The first drop off for Backpack items happened on Aug. 27, and the first Backpack delivery for students will be on Sept. 6.
“The SCC FBLA would like to give our thanks to Bayer for allowing us this opportunity to help our students, and also thank all of those who volunteered to help serve the families during our pantries,” Glasener said.