SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A Salt Lake City Smith’s grocery store helped out East High by donating to help them recover from flood damage.
The store near 900 East and 800 South presented the school with a $500 check.
The funds will be used to replenish the student food pantry that was damaged during the severe weather event back on July 26.
“Oh man, it’s exciting, we’ve got a lot of supplies here. We’ve got a lot of students that are going to benefit from this,” said East High School Principal Greg Maughan.
“I love our partnership with East High, they feed us a lot of good employees down the road and we love anybody that comes from East and it’s a great school and it makes me feel good and want to continue what I’m doing, seeing how hard these guys work to go above and beyond and offer a little bit more back to the community so we’re going to do the same and see what we can do together,” said Nate Valdez, store director.
East High School still needs help when it comes to clothes. Right now the greatest needs are shoes, underwear and undershirts for boys and girls. You can drop off a donation at the school or contact the Family Involvement Coordinator Kris Barta on the school’s website.