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Food Pantry to be open March 21 at high school

by Geoff Fox

Hancock Middle-Senior High School will be holding their monthly food pantry on Tuesday, March 21 at 3:45 p.m.

The food pantry is typically held on the third Tuesday of each month from 3:45 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. from October through May.

While the public is invited to come to the food pantry, there has been a little problem of people lining up at the cafeteria before the food pantry is open.

People can get to the school whenever they want, however they need to wait in their cars until the buses pull out of the school’s parking lot before lining up at the cafeteria door, said teacher Amanda Norris.

Norris is one of the teachers leading the food pantry.

“This is so we don’t have an issue with students trying to get out the doors, onto the buses or to their vehicle in the parking lot,” she said.

Norris pointed out the parking lot can be very busy during that time and safety is the school’s main concern.

“We do not want to take a chance of students or adults getting hurt or injured,” Norris said.

The food pantry at Hancock Middle-Senior High School comes from a monthly donation from the Maryland Food Bank, which makes the food pantry possible.

The food available varies from month to month, Norris said, but people can “shop” for items they need. She said the school does ask people be mindful of others while working their way through.

If anyone in the community would like to donate to the food pantry at the school, they can contact Norris there at 301-766-8186.