Local organizations help launch food pantry at Salem High School

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Students at Salem High School will have access to food with the opening of a food pantry on campus.

Students at Salem High School will have access to food with the opening of a food pantry on campus. (PHOTO: Courtesy MGN.)

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — Students at Salem High School will have access to food with the opening of a food pantry on campus.

The student-led food pantry is supported by a Healthy Communities Action Team (HCAT), which is made up of local churches, nonprofits and government agencies, according to a statement from the Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries.

The open house and ribbon cutting to officially open the food pantry is set for Monday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.

“A Food Pantry fits very well into our division’s mission to Love, Engage, and Inspire the young people of our community. We look forward to growing in our capacity to meet this important need for our students,” said Scott Habeeb, principal at Salem High School.

HCAT received a two-year, $59,450 grant from the Virginia Foundation for HEalthy Youth (VFHY) to help initiate the food pantry.

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