An anonymous donor last week made a surprise visit to the Benjamin Logan Middle School campus during the delivery of the Second Harvest Food Bank meals and generously presented a check to help support the continuation of the food program.
The donor gave $5,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Clark, Champaign and Logan Counties to be designated toward feeding Benjamin Logan Schools families.
The school district has been working with Tyra Jackson, Second Harvest Food Bank executive director, a United Way of Logan County funded agency, to organize weekly deliveries that began Thursday, March 26, and will continue through the school shut down due to COVID-19.
Meal pick ups are Thursdays at Benjamin Logan Middle School from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Drivers are asked to continue entering through the high school to help with the traffic flow.
The weekly meal boxes have included 1/2 gallons of milk, eggs, fresh apples and oranges, pastas and grains, canned vegetables, cereal, peanut butter and more and have been distributed to as many as 300 families each week.
Benjamin Logan staff members have been available each week to help unload the delivery truck and facilitate distribution of weekly meal boxes through a drive thru process. Some of the administrators also deliver food supplies to families that have no transportation to drive to the school campus.
Other neighbors have been helping those in need by picking up several boxes and delivering them to the families in their local communities.
“Everyone has pitched in to work together to serve our communities, which really makes me feel thankful and proud to be a Raider,” said Sally Stolly, curriculum director and gifted coordinator.
For those who are not able to make it to Thursday’s pick up, contact Jann McBrien at (937) 593-9211 ext. 1007 or e-mail mcbrienj.