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Paris ISD “Stuffed The Bus” For Downtown Food Pantry

Picture to the left – left to right: PISD Secondary Ed Director Jerrica Liggins, Pantry Operations Director Chuck Burton, Paris ISD Instructional Technology Specialist Sharon Stripland, and PISD
Elementary Ed Director Jennifer


Paris Independent School District recently celebrated its success in the seventh annual “Stuff the Bus” stuffing drive. This year, the district donated 3,210 stuffing boxes to the Downtown Food Pantry. The competition was fierce, with Aikin Elementary School barely edging Paris High School to win the Traveling Turkey Trophy, having collected 1,050 boxes of stuffing. This trophy, previously held by Paris Junior High, will remain in their possession until next year’s competition.

The drive began in 2017 as a friendly competition between Jennifer Ray and Paris High School Assistant Principal Sabrina Day. It has now grown into a district-wide competition, resulting in over 20,000 boxes of stuffing being donated to the Downtown Food Pantry. Jennifer Ray, the drive’s director, expressed, “I am continually amazed at the generosity of our Paris ISD staff and students. We ask, and they give. It’s a true blessing.”

Picture to the right – left to right: PISD Elementary Ed Director Jennifer Ray, Aikin Principal Katie NcKinney, Aikin Counselor Lindsey Jones, and Aikin Assistant Principal Lalonna West

Executive Director Allan Hubbard quickly praised the staff and students, “Thanks to Paris ISD and their giving spirit, we are so close to our goal of 5,000 boxes of stuffing this year. Overall, this drive has been a great success in helping support those in need in our community, thanks to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved.”