Members of OAPSE Local 321 at Fremont City Schools had the opportunity to give back to their community through the OAPSE Making a Difference (OMAD) program, the non-profit founded by the union to feed hungry children in school systems where we represent members.
More than 1,700 bags of breakfasts, lunches and snacks were packed at the OAPSE State Convention on April 29 by delegates from all over Ohio. On May 5, Local 321 members were joined by OAPSE state officers, district officers and staff to hand out the bags to elementary students in pre-k through 5th Grade.
A 16-year Fremont City Schools employee, Dana Fillater is a café manager for the district. She is president of Local 321. “OAPSE started our foundation because we see children every day – in Fremont and in schools across Ohio – who just don’t have enough to eat. Our members know that kids can’t be at their best when they are hungry. So, we started our foundation to raise money and provide food for some of the neediest children in our state. As parents and grandparents, OAPSE members know every family can use a little help, and we wanted to make a meaningful contribution,” Fillater said.
Take a look at the video below to see how the day went!
And remember, you can make a tax-deductible donation anytime to OMAD. We will have another OMAD day this fall. Watch the website for details!