High School Students to Open Pantry for Students in Need
The Fox Chapel Area High School Student Government Community Outreach Committee is starting a pantry at the high school for students in need. The pantry, known as the Foxes Burrow, will stock food as well as personal hygiene items.
To begin this endeavor, the students of the community outreach committee have partnered with the Fox Chapel Area Rotary. During the months of July and August, Rotary members were asked to donate full-sized items such as soap, body wash, shampoo, wash cloths, body lotion, and other personal care items. Members of the Fox Chapel Area Rotary will be bringing the items they collected to the high school at 1:30 p.m. on August 22, 2018, and the Rotary members will also be helping the students stock the pantry at that time.
According to the Fox Chapel Area High School Student Government Community Outreach Committee Sponsor Rachel Machen, this is the start of a wonderful community initiative, all aimed at helping students thrive and reach their fullest potentials.
“We are so fortunate that the Fox Chapel Area Rotary was excited about the opportunity to partner with us so that we could have extra items so the pantry could be up and running by the time school starts this year,” she said.
Machen also pointed out that the high school’s Backpacks for Hunger initiative will also operate out of the Foxes Burrow. Backpacks for Hunger is a program that the district has implemented in each building to help supply students in need with food on the weekends. The students of the community outreach committee will stock the pantry, keep inventory, help with publicity, and conduct drives and collections to keep the pantry stocked. All of the items in the Foxes Burrow will be free for students in need.
Anyone from the community wishing to donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items may drop them off in the high school main entrance lobby Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.