Nine schools in Upshur County will benefit from a $20,000 donation from Buckhannon Toyota.
School administrators, principles, and teachers expressed their gratitude for the donation during a check presentation at the car center Friday afternoon. The donation will help fund the county’s growing backpack program which serves nearly 600 students.
“Truly, this is just a reflection of how much this community supports the children and families of our community. There are nearly 600 who take a backpack home and this donation is going to make that possible,” said Superintendent Dr. Sara Stankus.
Officials say they are working toward providing an on-site food pantry to support increased child participation.
The backpack program operates completely on donations and volunteerism.