Cougar Corner pantry opens today

Tuesdays and Fridays, Before and After School


Haylee Brewer

Cougar Pantry, the resource that Kennedy offered to students who needed or wanted food to take home.

Haylee Brewer, Writer

Everyone can make a difference.

Kennedy mathematics teacher Jenny McAtee han idea that Kennedy High School would create a food pantry for students in need.

After two months in the works, the Cougar Corner food pantry opens today. Cougar Corner will be open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 6:50 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. in room 56.

The Cougar Corner is completely free and items available to any student who may need it.

“We are here to help and provide for students when they’re in need,” Principal Jason Kline said.

Cougar Corner provides nonperishable foods such as canned vegetables, soups, beans, cereal, pasta and many more. Toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes and more are also available for students.

HACAP donated various items to Cougar Corner and the pantry is filled with many other donations from students and staff.

“I got the idea when I read an article about another school doing it, so I thought Kennedy should start one,” McAtee said.

Social studies teacher Patrick Cory got a refrigerator and mathematics teacher Emily Reminisky painted the room where the pantry is located.

“I am so proud of everyone who has been supportive and donated,” Kline said. “We can continue our Cougar Corner in the future as long as we keep getting donations and keep it maintained.”