Effort to provide take-home meals could expand to other districts

GREENFIELD — Hunger in eastern Hancock County will fall into the crosshairs just after school starts later this month with a new pilot program from the Hancock County Food Pantry.

With financial assistance from the Ahrendts-Couch Family and Hancock Regional Hospital foundations, the pantry will start a school-based food pantry at Eastern Hancock middle and high schools in August that will provide students there who live with food insecurity – not knowing for certain where one’s next meal is coming from – with nourishment when they are not eating at school.

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