The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has caused many families to live below the poverty line in the North Texas area of Sanger and so answering the call, one school started a student-run grocery store offering free food and clothing to the people there.
Linda Tutt High School Principal Anthony Love started the student-run grocery store last November to help the community struck by the pandemic till they could get back to work and get stabilized.
A Facebook post by the high school during Christmas said that 32 families got help due to the help of charitable organizations and individuals, and the Latter-Day Saints or Mormons. People there can also get jackets, shoes, and other things apart from food which is given based on a point system.
Anthony Love said that due to financial support from local businesses they were able to offer food and other things, “We’re trying to spread good things and we want our kids to move on and to continue to do good for the community and for the people around them,” Love said.
Store manager, Hunter Weeterman found it “rewarding” to see the smiles on people’s faces. “I like seeing the smiles and seeing how appreciative they are and knowing that they are thankful that we’re doing something like this. I think it’s very important because a lot of people don’t see the good, even though it’s hard right now.”
The grocery store will also give students job training and the importance of giving back. The store is open 7 days a week so that people can come in when it is convenient for them.