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Clinton High School’s food pantry meets food insecurity needs districtwide

Written by Cheyenne McNeill for EdNC.

On Friday afternoons, students at Clinton High School (CHS) clamber into a small vacant classroom-turned-food pantry and begin to examine the shelves. Shelves are lined with canned goods and other nonperishable items, like peanut butter and rice. The pantry also has snacks, and there is a commercial refrigerator for perishable items.

Students can take as little or as much as they’d like, but typically receive a drawstring bag to fill with items of their choosing. Whe