Every now and then you hear of a young person doing something incredible and it never makes the news. Ear Hustle 411 heard about a young lady named Erin Lewis a high school student in North Carolina’s Beaufort county that has done an awesome and selfless act.
This young lady and a group of other students started a food pantry for their fellow students who may come from deprived families and are unable to afford food.
These students deserve to be recognized for being an inspiration to the less fortunate.
See what was reported from Hottopics TV
WASHINGTON, N.C. – A high school student in Beaufort County, N.C. is making sure her classmates are taken care of.
Senior Erin Lewis and several of her classmates started an anonymous food pantry to make sure none of their classmates ever have to go home hungry, WRIC reports.
“We wanted to focus on those that need it, but they don’t want to tell us that they need it,” said Lewis.
Lewis says she wanted to make sure students didn’t have to feel uncomfortable about asking. They spread the word about the pantry through word-of-mouth. Students just need to talk to their guidance counselor if they would like access to the pantry.
“We don’t want the students to be embarrassed or the family to feel like they’ve done something wrong,” said guidance counselor Jennifer Beach.
Organizers of the pantry say the project is about making sure the students are taken care of, even when they’re not at school.
“It’s the idea that we’re not just here to teach you the material that you need to know to pass a test,” Thompson said. “We’re here to educate you for life. Part of that is nourishing the whole student, mind and body, and when we do both of those things, we know students will have great outcomes.”