PLYMOUTH (WBZNewsRadio) - A new food pantry has opened in the former bank of Plymouth South High School, offering students a discrete way to stock up on whatever they may need for the weekend.
"It's off of our lobby, so it's also centralized but private because of the stigma of something like this for a student." Patty Fry, the school's principal told WBZ's Jim MacKay. The food bank is located where the school's ATM used to sit, offering the perfect amount of privacy.
Another teacher first approached Principal Fry with the idea and it quickly became a reality with students renovating the recessed closet in the bank and building shelves.
"I said hey could the kids evert build some shelves for a food bank." Said Fry "They jumped right on board it was actually the last week in June and they built the shelves."
Over the summer, the school partnered with the South Shore Community Action Council to stock the shelves. Now students are encouraged to "shop the shelves" on Friday afternoons as classes end for the week.
WBZ's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports