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Jere Baxter Provides Food to Students, Community

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – (March 22, 2019) – Jere Baxter Middle School found a creative a way to say thank you to families who participated in parent-teacher conferences during the end of the fall semester. The school teamed up with But God Ministries, a Christian organization, whose mission is to help build sustainable communities around the world through a variety of sponsorship programs. In collaboration with the national organization, Jere Baxter hosted a food giveaway for families and local community members.

“Being able to do this for our families and our community is a huge deal,” said Dr. Traci Sloss, interim executive principal of Jere Baxter Middle School. “It is also a great way to demonstrate to students the importance of helping others.”

Parents who signed up to participate in parent-teacher conferences were given the opportunity to receive their food items first and were even provided a special box for carrying their food items home. The middle school’s staff worked hard to engage parents more than doubling family involvement for parent-teacher conference day. The efforts led to more than 240 food boxes given away to Jere Baxter families and any community members who were in need.



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