Struthers Middle School gets food pantry program


Struthers Middle School students in need of food or hygiene items will have access to them — for free — this year thanks to the school’s new food pantry.

The pantry stocks non-perishable canned foods, easy to prepare items such as macaroni and cheese and ramen noodles, and hygiene and toiletry items such as toilet paper, toothpaste and shampoo.

Dave Vecchione, the principal at Struthers Middle School, said the school’s staff and administrators developed the pantry to address the needs of the school community.

“We worked on the project with Second Harvest Food Bank,” Vecchione said. “Second Harvest provided us with a $5,000 private donation to fund the pantry.”

Students who want to utilize the pantry will have opportunities to pick up items immediately after school.

Vecchione said the school wanted to ensure all students had access to the items without having to miss class.

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