State Farm Agent Presents $10,000 to McDonald Schools

McDONALD, Ohio – State Farm agent Jason Reckard, and his wife, Kerry, recently presented a $10,000 grant to the McDonald Local Schools. The gift is part of the State Farm Good Neighbor Community Grants program.

The Reckards are 1985 graduates of McDonald High School and reside in the village of McDonald. Reckard’s agency is based in Canfield.

State Farm originally teamed up with McDonald Local Schools Backpack Buddy program to provide food, coats backpacks and school supplies for children in need. During the 2021-2022 school year, the program distributed over 9,000 meals, 15 winter coats, numerous hats, gloves and socks. It also provided 63 students with backpacks filled with school supplies. 

Backpack Buddy started through a weekly program to help students in need over the weekend and during school breaks. On average, 65 students a week take home a bag of food, containing four meals and two snacks. 

“State Farm has been an amazing partner to us,” saiysPam Baker who started and manages the Backpack Buddy program. “We are so grateful for their continued support as this program has evolved, so we can continue to provide meals to students during this very difficult time.”

Pictured: Eric Jones, Roosevelt Elementary School principal, is presented the ceremonial check by Jason and Kerry Reckard.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.