Tucked behind rows of books at Bremen High School library in Midlothian, Illinois, are some shelves stocked with food and toiletries. Called a micropantry, the unit was unveiled in early December in a sheltered corner of the library, where it offers a measure of privacy for students who need the food or other items. Besides offering a measure of help for those who need it, the micropantry also offers another chance to help struggling families and the community in general. The school’s National Honors Society students oversee the pantry’s supplies.
Chicago Daily Southtown, Dec. 13