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FCCLA-SUMC Christmas Food Distribution Proves Successful

By John Loewen

On December 12, 2018, Satanta FCCLA delivered 17 food boxes to Satanta families in need of little extra help during the holiday season. The distribution, organized as part of the organization’s Care Closets project, utilized funds raised by FCCLA President Ella Burrows. Burrows coordinated the giving effort with the community food pantry at the Satanta United Methodist Church, which is led by Deb Coppedge. Coppedge arranged for the donation of non-perishable goods that were, at least in part, gathered and donated to the church during the Satanta KAYs Trick-or-Treat-So-Others-Can-Eat campaign. "It was true community effort," said Satanta FCCLA sponsor Judy Stuckey.


Burrows shopped for additional non-perishable items that were placed in these boxes, and Stuckey added a homemade pie to each box. Satanta FFA also got involved by adding fresh fruit from its Christmas fruit sale. Burrows said of this effort: “We are very blessed to have such a supportive community; our school and our school organizations are simply following the lead of the adults in Satanta. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the compassionate individuals who take loving their neighbors literally.”


With confidentiality  in mind, the boxes were delivered by a team of adults from Satanta High School that included Ryan Burrows, Judy Stuckey, Heather Stegman, Crystal Naylor, and Teresa Anthony.