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Flour Bluff students create food pantry aims to help needy classmates

Posted at 5:37 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-06 18:53:29-05

Flour Bluff High School students have created a food pantry to help their classmates in need.

Members of the school’s Key Club started collecting non-perishable food items two weeks ago. The school then offered the students a space near the counselors’ offices, as a way to give students privacy when they pick up food.

The idea came about with the most recent government shutdown, when the Key Club noticed a need.

Key Club president Chance Pittman said his group wanted to help alleviate the problem.

“One of my things going into it was I said:  ‘Any Hornet going home hungry is one too many Hornets,’ Pittman said. “Everyone here is family and I want to help ensure we all stay tight and work together and keep each other safe and sound and happy, right?”

The food pantry is offered only to students, who are allowed to pick up enough food for their families.

The Flour Bluff Key Club still is in need of donations. If you’d like to help stock their food pantry you can drop off non-perishable food donations at the receptionist desk of Flour Bluff High School.

Flour Bluff High School is located at 2505 Waldron Rd in Corpus Christi.