By Lethbridge Herald on May 20, 2020.
Panago Pizza North and Galbraith Elementary School teamed up on Wednesday to give parents and families a bit of a break while supporting the Interfaith Food Bank.
Panago Pizza North offered each Galbraith student a free personal pizza hot lunch. At the same time, Panago is also supporting the Interfaith Food Bank as people who were picking up pizzas were asked to donate a non-perishable food item to the food bank.
The event turned out to be a huge success with almost 200 pizzas given out.
“When we told our staff what was going on and asked for volunteers there wasn’t a second to hesitate,” said Galbraith vice-principal Andy Tyslau. “It was opportunity to see their students again and have families go through and say hi and greet students with signs and see them again.
“It’s great to see the kids again because we haven’t seen them in our buildings, and the hallways are so empty without the kids. We see them virtually but now to see them in 3D again is really nice and to be able to say hi to see their faces is great.”
Panago co-owners Sandy and Wade Pierson said the event was a great opportunity to help bring students and teachers together again while also helping Interfaith.
“We came up with this idea and thought what a great way to give back to the community, what a great way to thank our teachers,” said Sandy Pierson. “And also, to help maybe thank the moms for staying home and having to home-school these kids so much.
“You look at these cars driving up here. And look at these teachers so happy to see these kids. And the kids are waving at their teachers. It’s just such a good feeling.”