Trucker donates enough food to serve more than 1,000 meals to Woodland’s children

Gesture is a ‘thank you’ for Woodland High School truck stop

WOODLAND — Russell Thomas, a long-haul trucker for John Christner Trucking (JCT) knew that Woodland Public Schools was providing a free rest stop for all truckers by opening Woodland High School’s facilities free-of-charge for drivers in the vital trucking industry to use during their travels north and south on the Interstate 5 corridor.

The 52 cases of breakfast sandwiches will provide over meals for more than 1,000 of Woodland's children. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
The 52 cases of breakfast sandwiches will provide over meals for more than 1,000 of Woodland’s children. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools

When a client refused delivery of a shipment of frozen breakfast sandwiches, Russell decided to give back by donating the sandwiches to Woodland Public Schools for use in their daily food service. 

“I’m just so grateful to the district for helping truckers,” he said. “I wanted to help Woodland’s students and community.”

Russell Thomas delivered the 52 cases of food directly to the district's food preparation center. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
Russell Thomas delivered the 52 cases of food directly to the district’s food preparation center. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools

Rather than simply drop the 52 cases of sandwiches at the high school, Russell quite literally went the extra mile by delivering them directly to the district’s middle school where all food prep takes place for the 2,000-plus meals served to children in need every weekday during the statewide school closure. Business Manager Stacy Brown said the number of sandwiches will supply more than 1,000 meals for the community’s children. 

To learn more about John Christner Trucking, you can visit their website at www.johnchristner.com.

Russell Thomas (pictured) donated 52 cases of breakfast sandwiches to Business Manager Stacy Brown (right) and Food Services Director Laura Perry (left). Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
Russell Thomas (pictured) donated 52 cases of breakfast sandwiches to Business Manager Stacy Brown (right) and Food Services Director Laura Perry (left). Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools

Information provided by Woodland Public Schools.

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