RBHS teachers launch Musketeer Market to help students in need

HELPING STUDENTS IN NEED–A group of teachers at Red Bud High School recently started up the Musketeer Market to help students in need. Pictured inside the market are: Linda Bingham, Erin Legendre, Jack Drennan, Skyler Hill, Sara Steppig, Jill Nobbe and Kristin Bass. Not pictured, but also helping are: Katelin Uffelmann and Vicky Mudd. Drennan and Hill are students that stock and organize the market’s shelves.

Just before going on holiday break, something wonderful to help students in need was started by a group of teachers at Red Bud High School.

High School Media Supervisor/Instructional Technology Teacher Erin Legendre noted that the project, called the Musketeer Market, came together really quickly. Its goal was simple – to help students that are going home hungry.

While there are food pantries in the area that would gladly help these students out, many don’t carry many name brand products or items that teenagers really want. And students could go to the office to seek assistance, but that wasn’t always discrete.

A group of teachers began having conversations about the matter and within a week, they had received considerable support from Red Bud Industries and the teachers were dropping off food and personal care items for the market.

Items donated range from cereal and shelf stable milk, to macaroni and cheese bowls, to feminine care products and bath sets.

The market was set up in a storage room in the school’s library. This is a more discrete location for students to use as they could use a pass to stop in the library and would be able to put the items they pick up in their bags.

For more on the Musketeer Market, please see this week’s print edition.