Paris Independent School District competed in the sixth annual “Stuff the Bus” stuffing drive.
The district donated 3,151 boxes of stuffing to the Downtown Food Pantry. Paris Junior High School will be getting the Traveling Turkey Trophy this year with 1,103 boxes of stuffing collected, just 45 more boxes than Aikin Elementary School.
“What started in 2017 as a friendly competition between myself and Paris High School Assistant Principal Sabrina Day has grown into a district-wide competition resulting in the donation of over 17,000 boxes of stuffing to the Downtown Food Pantry in six years,” drive director Jennifer Ray said. “I am in awe of the generosity of our staff and students.”
Paris Junior High has possession of the trophy until the close of competition next year.
“This donation allows us to feed so much of our community,” Executive Director Allan Hubbard said. ”We are grateful for the giving spirit from all of the staff and students of Paris ISD.”
Feature Photo: Pictured left to right: Pantry Operations Director Chuck Burton, PISD Elementary Ed Director Jennifer Ray, Executive Director Allan Hubbard, and PISD Secondary Ed Director Jerrica Liggins.