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Good News: Scott Middle School has a food pantry for students

Posted: 3:35 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 18:38:09-05
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For the last 3 years Scott Middle School has been offering students the opportunity to receive help with care packages from their campus food pantry.

Venus Soileau, Principal of Scott Middle School, started the pantry when she joined the school 3 years ago.

Soileau says "the goal is just to make sure our kids have everything they need to be able to come to school and concentrate on what is important, their school work."

She has partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to receive monthly shipments of non-perishable food items.

Also, a few communities members have donated items, including personal hygiene products, to the school to be placed in the pantry as well.

To make the program work Soileau has created a culture at the school where the students can be open with any of their teachers or staff about the struggles they are facing at home.

This open relationship between students and teachers gives students the courage to ask for help.

Soileau says "at that point an adult on campus will package up a care package and meet them at their bus and send them on their way."

Since the program started about 200 care packages have been sent home with students.

If you would like to make donations to the pantry you can bring the items by the school during regular hours.

The school's office is located at 116 Marie Street.