Twice a month students at North Star High School shop the “aisles” in school for food. Donated bread, vegetables, fruit and other groceries line the hallways, free for the taking. The food – 2000 pounds of it each food market day – is part of a mobile high school food pantry, with items donated by community members in Lincoln, Neb., as a way to augment goods that can cost beyond a family’s means.
“We get stuff here I never get — it’s too expensive,” Stephen Cantarero, a senior, told the Lincoln Star Journal. He is one of about 300 teens who shop at the schools food market each month. Stephen’s father died when Stephen was a youngster.