These High School Students Started a Food Pantry for Their Fellow Classmates in Need

Students at Washington High School in North Carolina have started a food pantry to help fellow classmates from going hungry
These High School Students Started a Food Pantry for Their Fellow Classmates in Need

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Dozens of students have already used the food pantry, which will soon expand to include perishable items.

A group of caring high school students in Beaufort County, North Carolina, has started their own food pantry to make sure that their fellow classmates don’t have to worry about going hungry.

The food pantry, which began as a project for Washington High School’s student government, has become a fully operational resource for students in need. The project was launched by Erin Lewis, and senior at the high school, along with her fellow classmates and a supervisor.

The well-stocked pantry offers students lots of non-perishable food items, as often as necessary and no questions asked.

“We wanted to focus on those that need it, but they don’t want to tell us that they need it,” Lewis told WNCT, a CBS affiliate. In order to help students use the resource with complete anonymity, the pantry is not advertised in any way, and relies on word of mouth to connect with those in need.

Already, the pantry has been utilized by dozens of students, and the high school hopes to add perishable items soon.

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