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Omaha South steps up to help the community during pandemic

Posted at 6:27 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 19:27:47-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A group of teens at Omaha South High School are doing what they can to help their community.

The Packer Pantry helps students get food during the school year. It's a food closet students can access for things like soup, rice, and pasta - no questions asked. When schools closed, students and staff wasted no time making sure those who use the closet could still have access.

“South High teachers have been volunteering every week since we closed,” said South High Teacher Hannah Holguin. “The community has just outpoured with donations and support so we've been able to donate our time and our energy but the community has really stepped up with providing hot dogs and chips and drinks. They've done everything. They've made it look so easy.”

The group serves sack lunches every Tuesday and Thursday from 12pm-2pm. They put information on their Facebook page to let students and their families know where they will be. The group also delivers, if you can't make it.