Taft Elementary School opens food pantry

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Taft Elementary School kicked off a new program on Friday to make sure no children at the school go hungry.

Kids that come to the Taft Food Market will be able to go through the pantry and choose foods they want. 

The market will be open once per week, and it will be restocked before the students browse the following week. 

“Some of our lunch ladies and teachers have told us there was a need here for emergency food at Taft School and we kind of used this as a way to help that,” said Danielle Lewis from AmeriCorps VISTA. 

Second Harvest Food Bank provides the food through funding by the United Way. The Sparkle Market on South Avenue also helps with donations. 

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