Chartwells Gives 500 lbs of Fruit to Local Nonprofits
Chartwells, the school dining service provider of Poplar Bluff R-I, donated a dozen 40-pound cases of fruit—bananas, oranges and pears—to the Bread Shed on Wednesday, March 4.
The Bread Shed distributes food and clothing to families in need typically on the second Saturday of each month at its community center on North D Street. In addition to supporting the nonprofit, Chartwells School Dining Services delivered the remaining perishables to the Haven House, which provides shelter to women and children that are victims of domestic violence.
Since school was canceled during the latter half of the week due to inclement weather, followed by spring break, Food Service Director Paul Stolle decided to pass the fresh produce to relief organizations within the service area of the school district.