What started off as a kind gesture from the student government, has evolved into a full-scale, full-time resource for students.
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According to Huffington Post, students living without enough food to eat or basic necessities just have to "discreetly approach a school administrator to privately take what they need from the shelves."
This ensures that no student at Washington High School in North Carolina ever goes without.
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The school's principal, Misty Walker estimates that about 15 percent of the total student body utilizes these important resources.
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With Thanksgiving and the holiday season fast approaching, the school is making sure the shelves are fully stocked to give students a piece of mind, even when they're not at school.
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