St. Louis woman launches 'Donuts Not Drive-Bys' for kids going to school

Tiffany Garry wants to ensure students in troubled neighborhoods don't get on the bus hungry.

Carol Daniel
August 12, 2019 - 2:53 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — 120 dozen donuts and orange juice will be given to students in troubled neighborhoods at their bus stops this week.

Photo provided/Tiffany Garry
It's the brainchild of Tiffany Garry who says she created ''donuts not drive-bys''  to show the students that the community cares and to ensure they aren't getting on the bus hungry.  She says she was moved to do something after hearing that Better Family Life was going to have men welcoming students back to school.

So, she wanted to ensure those students didn't get on their buses with empty stomachs. 

Garry says she contacted school districts to get permission and to identify the bus stops.  The first stop is St. Louis public schools Tuesday morning, then Riverview on Wednesday and Thursday. "Donuts not Drive-bys" will also go bus stops in the Ferguson-Florissant school district.  Donuts will be given out at 30 bus stops this week in total.

Garry says she still needs volunteers.  Officers from five different police departments are also partnering with her to give out the donuts and orange juice this week. 

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