Price-Gnade Ford donates $6,000 to Buddy Bags Program at Troy R-III

Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 9:42 am

Pictured above: Jim Price, Price-Gnade Ford, Amy Porter, Boone Elementary Principal and Dan Gnade, Price-Gnade Ford. Price-Gnade presented Principal Porter a check for the Buddy Bags Program.

Price-Gnade Ford donated $6,000 to the Buddy Bags program at Troy R-III School District.

Price-Gnade Ford and Boone and Lincoln Elementary schools teamed up together to host “Drive one for your school” during a Parent Teacher Conference. Throughout the night, 300 test drives were conducted. For every test drive, Price-Gnade donated $20 to the Buddy Bag Program.

The Buddy Bag Program launched in Feb. 2012. The District had identified K-5 students that are likely to not eat any meals until the return to school. Troy R-III  launched the program as a solution to hunger among students.

Currently, the program helps out 189 kids a week. The program gives these kids a bag of healthy food that is easy to cook for the weekend or over the holidays when they are away from school.

“This program is a great cause and very well administered,” says Jim Price, Price-Gnade Ford.

If you would like to help the program, please contact Amy Porter at 636-528-1990.

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