Clarion-Goldfield School District

posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

"This is a close-knit community so when there is someone in need, we pull together to help them out," said Shanda Foust-Staples, an at risk coordinator for the Clarion-Goldfield school district. "In our role we work to connect families with local services and support organizations and these care packages are just an extension of that."

When we caught up with Shanda and another at risk coordinator for the school district, Erin Halverson, earlier today their cars were loaded with care packages that were a result of school teachers, local banks and companies raising funds for families in need. "If you take a peek inside you'll see it's got everything for the perfect summer meal," said Shanda. "Buns, baked beans, watermelon, canned veggies and now these huge pork loins. I can't wait to see the smiles on everyone's faces when we deliver these this afternoon. It's going to be priceless."

In addition to delivering seasonal care packages for local families in need, the school keeps loins on hand for students throughout the school year.

"Our district is about 254 square miles so we have to make these additional resources stretch as far and long as possible," explained Erin. "We try to provide our students with as many resources as possible and when we can actually give them tangible items like this to improve the quality of their life, it's very rewarding."

Thanks to Shanda and Erin for the tremendous work you're doing to increase the quality of life for your students and their families in Clarion, Goldfield and surrounding communities. We're sure they'll love the summer care packages and were more than happy to contribute 72 loins to the cause! #HaulOutHunger #BillionPlus