Thanks to some generous help from the community, Wilson Community School is hoping to relieve stress for people in their area.
They’ve installed a new food pantry for those in need. “It’s just for everyone, and that’s why Wilson School is called Wilson Community School,” said Ann Smith, school liaison.
When the school put out a request for assistance in getting a food pantry for their area, it took only minutes for the community to respond. “It just symbolizes the generosity and caring that this school has,” Smith said.
Located right out front, the pantry is full of things a struggling family might need. “There are cans of food in there–jars of peanut butter,” said Smith. “Anything that obviously doesn’t need to be refrigerated. People can just come and take what they need and give back in the future if that’s what they choose to do. It’s open to everyone in the community. You don’t need to have a student here.”
The pantry was built by Jennifer Socolovitch’s husband. They have two grandchildren enrolled in the school. “We’re always building something so we always have scrap pieces of this, that, and everything at the house,” Jennifer said. “So, we already had everything we need to build it. So we just said ‘hey let’s do it’.”
The school was also donated a new buddy bench by Saddler Construction, showing just how much support there is for the school.