BreadBox hosts Fill Up for Education program

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By Natasha LaFayette


A busy day at the gas pumps meant money for LaFollette Middle School last Friday, during the BreadBox’s “Ten Off the Top” program.

On April 9, all BreadBox locations participated to donate 10 cents for every gallon of gas purchased to area schools.

The LaFollette BreadBox chose to support the LaFollette Middle School, said store manager Eddie Parker.

Proceeds from the program go to fund local and surrounding area schools to build better educational opportunities for every child.

The BreadBox Corporation believes these funds will result in a better community for the future.

Last year the program raised close to $700 for the LaFollette Middle School, said Principal John Turnblazer.

Turnblazer and Assistant Principal Meridith Arnold helped pump gas at the BreadBox for the busier part of the day.

“It was a lot of work,” said Turnblazer. “They were busy when we were there.”

While the amount of money raised has not yet been tallied, Turnblazer said the community was very responsive to the program. 

Lisa Hatfield was one of the many patrons of the BreadBox during the sponsorship event. She has been coming to the BreadBox for over seven years and fueled up at the station last Thursday.

“I am glad its helping them,” said Hatfield about the donation to LaFollette Middle where her granddaughter attends.

Turnblazer said patrons of the Breadbox even gave donations to the school when they learned of the program.

“Whatever we get, it’s what we didn’t have before,” said Turnblazer.

Both Turnblazer and Arnold expressed their appreciation to the BreadBox for their local contribution.

The BreadBox sponsors the Fill Up for Education program once a year as a partner in education.