Lone fast-food employee receives hundreds in tips from local strangers

ST. LOUIS– A local mother and Jimmy Johns employee has received about $800 in tips from strangers after an encounter with a customer earlier this week.

A customer, who is the admin of the Facebook group Date Ideas & Things to do in STL , got exceptional service from an employee who was filling orders by herself due to staffing shortages.

The customer encouraged other members of the Facebook group to send the employee, Candace Stroder, tips for her hard work as part of a tip challenge.

The customer said

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Local School District Receives Federal Grant To Promote Healthy Food Access

Graham Local School District in Saint Paris has built raised vegetable beds, a greenhouse and a coop for about a dozen chickens and ducks. During the school year, kids help out in the garden and learn about food.

The district is one of eight schools and nonprofits in Ohio to receive the USDA Farms to School Grant. The grant is part of a nationwide effort to help improve access to locally sourced foods and food education.

In 2021 the USDA awarded $12 million in grants to over 170 national, state, and local organizations involved in farm to school programs,

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