Rockwood Summit High
parent Christine Griffin knew that the school concession stand had a stocked inventory of food going to waste during the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown.
Griffin, who has coordinated concession stand purchasing at the school for the past six or seven years through the Rockwood Summit PSO, wanted to put to good use all of the items that would be expired by the fall.
After coordinating with school administrators and getting the go-ahead from the PSO board, Griffin and another parent provided $731.83 worth of concession stand food donations to the St. Louis Area Foodbank and an assisted living facility in Ellisville.
"It’s nice to be able to get a candy bar or a soda when it’s not normally
something they’d be able to get," Griffin said.
Griffin has a relationship with the assisted living facility through her volunteer work with Love on a Leash, a charity that provides pet therapy. She packed goodie bags with chips, drinks, candy bars and thank-you notes for the facility staff.
She also donated four boxes full of 140-ounce nacho cheese bags, which the facility used to throw a nacho party for the residents.
staff members were so grateful, excited and happy," Griffin said. "It feels so good to appreciate the staff there and that the residents were able to get some
joy. It’s good to be able to put a
smile on people’s faces. It’s the thought that counts, to have them know we're thinking of them."