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Stow-Munroe Falls Bulldog Bags co-founder Jan Mather dies at 79

Jan Mather (left) and Laura Root started Bulldog Bags Inc. to help feed hungry children in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District. Mather died unexpectedly on Sept. 18.

The Bulldog Bags packing on Sept. 24 was one of the most well-staffed ever, as volunteers came out to remember the Stow organization’s co-founder Jan Mather.

Mather died unexpectedly in her sleep on Sept. 18. She was 79. 

“As I told everyone at the packing, this is the type of person you want to emulate in your life,” Mayor John Pribonic said. “This is a person that really changed the world, and changed Stow. Ninety-nine percent of kids may never know Jan Mather, but my gosh, she has built something great for them.”

According to Pribonic, there were nearly double the number of regular volunteers that day to pack bags of food for Stow-Munroe Falls students on weekends who experience food insecurity. It was the first packing after Mather’s passing. 


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