Publix Super Markets donated hundreds of food items Tuesday to Central Gwinnett High School.
The items will be used to stock the newest CARE Closet location. TheCommunityAssistance andResourceEffort (CARE) Closet isa confidential food pantrystocked with non-perishable foodforhigh school students who dont have enough food to eat at home but are too embarrassed to ask for help.
The CARE Closet was founded by 16-year-old twins Lauren and Steven Seroyer, who attend Peachtree Ridge High School. The duo won the United Way of Greater Atlantas 2016 Inaugural SPARK Gwinnett Prize which included a $25,000 grant.
The Seroyers plan to use the money to create CARE Closets at every Gwinnett County public school. Central Gwinnett High will be the organizations second location.
CARE Closetsare located in a counselorsofficeorin anisolated and anonymousareawhere students can visit to shop for fooditemstotake home.The process is 100% confidential, only counselors and administrators know who accesses the closet.
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