Warren County Labor donated food and money to the Wright City R-II School District to help feed kids in grades kindergarten through high school.
Ninety students in the Wright City school district benefited from five pickup truck loads of food delivered Oct. 6 by Warren County Labor.
“We do things like that because we want to be part of the community,” President Rod Herrmann said.
The food benefits students from kindergarten through high school.
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 also donated a check for $5,000 to help the district buy items they may need.
“Sometimes, unions aren’t always welcome,” Hermann said. “But my theory is we can be cowboys and cowboys. We always don’t have to be cowboys and Indians.”
This is the second year that Warren County Labor has donated to the Wright City school district. Hermann said the group is considering helping another group, including a Warrenton school, in the future.
“We’re willing to do anything we can do to help out in the community to let folks know that we’re here,” he said. “And we’re here to work with everybody.”
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