PRINGLE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — A surface grinder at West Side Career & Technology Center is about the last thing you’d expect to be connected with preparing food. But in a way, it is, after the machine technology instructor learned many of his students weren’t getting enough to eat.
“During the COVID, I mean there wasn’t a lot available for these kids,” said Michael Galanda, machine technology instructor at West Side Career and Technical Center.
“I never had to really worry about that but I know there’s all these other kids in Luzerne County who may not be as fortunate as I am to have a meal on their table every night,” said Peter Baxter, a student at WSCTC. Reporter Mark Hiller asks, “So, it was an eye opener?” Peter replied, “Yeah, it definitely was an eye opener.”
Galanda contacted the Al Beech Food Pantry to provide food donations. His