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New food pantry at Raleigh high school serves hungry students

October 18, 2016 •

New food pantries opening in five Wake County high schools this month will make sure students aren’t hungry during non-school hours.

Over 56,000 students at schools in Wake County qualify for free and reduced lunches, but many have trouble getting the nutrition they need when they leave campus in the afternoon.

Now, a group of teachers and volunteers are working to make sure students at local high schools aren’t hungry outside the classroom. Coordinator Christine Williams is working with others to start the first-ever food pantry inside Mary Phillips High School in Raleigh.


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