The Deer Park School District has worked hard since the closure began to continue providing grab and go meals for students and local residents. As the weeks went by, the growing need to provide canned good and non-perishables became apparent. Day after day, week after week, more and more residents were showing up and expressing food insecurity.
Starting Wednesday May 13th, the Deer Park School District will be expanding efforts to include groceries via a food pantry out of the cafeteria in the High School. This initiative has been met with swift support from local unions, community groups, residents, businesses, and our chamber. In the weeks leading up to tomorrow’s opening, donations came pouring.
A recent Facebook post concerning the initiative announced the details.
Grocery bags will be given out every Wednesday from 7-10 a.m. to cars curbside at Exit 2 of the high school, off North 5th Street. Food donations will be accepted in person by appointment with Deer Park High School Assistant Principal Craig Evans. Two tables outside of Exit 2 will also be available for a “drop and go” on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 7-10:30 a.m. Those donating are asked to leave a note.
“It is times like this where I know Deer Park will work together to help our community,” Evans said. “I am so proud to be a part of this town. Thanks to the teachers, staff, administrators and community members who have already generously donated, and special thanks to Donna Elliott and the Board of Education for their donations, help and support throughout this process.”
Once again, the Deer Park Community comes through for one another. Great job to all! This is why we can boldly say we are "Deer Park Strong"/
For more information, please see the Deer Park School District Facebook Page.