Students help out with mobile food pantry

NEGAUNEE — A mobile food pantry stopped in Negaunee Tuesday to bring relief to families in need.

Students and faculty from Negaunee High School worked together with Feeding America West Michigan Food to bring the food pantry there. The fifteen thousand pounds of food is expected to feed up to three hundred families.

“On a day to day basis, you tend to forget that there’s people out there in need,” said student volunteer Grant Johnson. “This really opens up your eyes to see people in need, and helping give them food. It just feels good. We’re just here to help them out, distribute and help our community.”

The student athletes helped with all aspects from unloading the crates from the semi–truck to carrying food for those in line who needed assistance. It might seem like a lot of work, but the students were more than happy to help.

“Giving something back to them just speaks well for our young people,” Negaunee High School Principal Mark Marana added. “Kids are good, and I think we always got to keep that in mind. There’s a lot of great kids in our world right now and a lot of great kids in Negaunee and we’re proud to have them here today.”

Both Feeding America and the Negaunee High School are hoping to make this a reoccurring event. There is another mobile food pantry tentatively scheduled for mid to late September.