BAPS Maintenance Builds Food Pantry for Students

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APPRECIATION: B.A. students show their appreciation to members of the Community Food Bank and B.A. Schools.

Aaron Michalski, Donnie Blackketter and David Rohde from Broken Arrow Public Schools’ maintenance department recently helped build a food pantry at Broken Arrow High School that is run by Level 2 and 3 special education students.

The pantry serves students grades 9-12 in emergency situations, with most food coming from the Community Food Bank of Oklahoma. Students learn job skills by unloading the food truck, sorting items, packing bags and filling orders.

This transition program teaches the special education students independent living skills and teamwork, along with learning the importance of giving back to their community.

Recently, more than 45 students wrote thank you letters to the maintenance staff for making their food pantry dreams come true.

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