Chronic hunger isn’t something middle school students would normally focus on, but students at one Guilford County school decided to take action after finding out one in every four of their classmates isn’t sure if they will get dinner.
In this week’s What’s Right with Our Schools, Cindy Farmer visited Southeast Middle School in Guilford County to see how students there are tackling hunger.
SEMS works with the nonprofit, Food Bus, an organization that gives the school the tools to gather and keep the food they collect fresh. At the end of every week, all of the food is donated to the community food pantry at Alamance Presbyterian Church.
Every student in the school has a chance to participate; whether it’s donating canned food to the cause or helping collect it in the cafeteria.