Students at Carson School are supporting community members who need a helping hand.
Members of Stacey Jones' K-3 multi-disability class recently built a "little pantry" in front of the school in West Price Hill, a release from Cincinnati Public Schools says. Students were concerned that there weren't many grocery stores within the neighborhood.
According to Google Maps, there are a few small markets and carry-outs within the West Price Hill boundaries. Full grocery stores like Kroger are to the east and north of the neighborhood.
The class worked with Turner Construction to plan and build the pantry, which is blue and yellow and features the cougar mascot. The sign hanging below says "Welcome to the Paws for a Cause Little Pantry." In both English and Spanish, the sign encourages visitors to take what they need or give what they can.
The pantry is stocked with non-perishable food and personal hygiene items along with books.
"It was a great opportunity for my students to be able to take a problem in their community and make a positive change," Jones said in the release.
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