GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A group of local high school students are taking service learning to the next level.
They opened their own food pantry at Grimsley High School.
“I just see it as a great opportunity to help other people,” said Jedd Reid, a junior at Grimsley High.
Students and teachers came up with the idea earlier this school year. Students in every grade work to keep the shelves stocked with food.
Now, teachers say 20 low income families at Grimsley High School depend on the program.
“The students gain this sense that, ‘I had this idea, developed an action plan and look at what's happening,’” said teacher Kathy Saunders. “When a student feels they can help their environment, they realize they can be the masters of their own destiny. They can at least help other people.”
Students and teachers are now working on keeping the food pantry running during the summer.