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Blanchard schools receive $10,000 donation for student lunch debts

Tucker and Darren Yarbrough present a $10,000 check to Blanchard Child Nutritionist Jamie Romine and Superintendent Brady Barnes on January 18, 2024.
Tucker and Darren Yarbrough present a $10,000 check to Blanchard Child Nutritionist Jamie Romine and Superintendent Brady Barnes on January 18, 2024.

Blanchard Public Schools received a $10,000 donation for student lunch debts from Yarbrough & Sons Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, a Blanchard business, as part of the company’s newly launched “Feed ‘Em Fund.”

The substantial donation will pay off outstanding debts for students who are regularly concerned about their lunch bill, Child Nutrition Director Jamie Romine said.

“I’m thankful it will help these children not have to worry about a lunch bill, and if it’s taken care of or not,” Romine said.

Blanchard Superintendent Brady Barnes emphasized the impact of the donation on families facing financial challenges.

“Families that are struggling right now with the rising prices of food, fuel, everyday living costs – this will help them hopefully take a burden off their back with their family budget at home,” Barnes said.

Giving back to the community is at the heart of the initiative, Darren Yarbrough, owner and operator of Yarbrough & Sons, said.

“I think we always try to give back to the communities that we work for, and we’re appreciative of everything our community does for us throughout the year,” Darren said.

The Feed ‘Em Fund honors the late Rick Yarbrough, one of Yarbrough & Sons’ founding members and brother to Darren.

Rick Yarbrough (1961 – 2015). Outside of his work at Yarbrough & Sons, Rick was a Major for the Oklahoma City Fire Department.

Tucker Yarbrough, Yarbrough & Sons CFO, said his uncle Rick always prioritized feeding those around him, feeding the Blanchard football team breakfast before each home game with his wife Terri.

Rick showed love and appreciation to his community through food, feeding the Blanchard football team breakfast before each home game with his wife Terri, Tucker said.

Rick Yarbrough working at his desk in the early days of Yarbrough & Sons.

“Rick always had a saying, which was “just feed ‘em,”— to make sure everyone gets a plate,” Tucker said.

Rick played a pivotal role in the early years of the company, serving as a commercial estimator, installer, and a jack-of-all-trades. His contributions significantly contributed to the growth and success of the business.

Since 1988, Yarbrough & Sons Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has been providing essential home services to the Blanchard community.