More than 160 families served at McWhorter ES mobile food pantry

McWhorter Elementary School partnered with local organizations Metrocrest Services and Prince of Peace to host a mobile food pantry on Feb. 21. The entire McWhorter staff participated in the event, which served over 160 families and distributed nearly 4,700 pounds of food.

"This event not only brought the community together, but all of the McWhorter staff participated," said A'Janay Randle, McWhorter positive behavior facilitator.

Families received fresh food and produce from the Metrocrest pantry, while Prince of Peace provided cleaning supplies and hygiene products.

"I loved meeting so many of our local families," said Katie Wilson, third-grade teacher. "It was a pleasure helping the students pick out fresh fruits and vegetables with their parents."

Metrocrest Services, a local non-profit focused on helping individuals and families achieve stability, provided additional support for the event. The organization offers a variety of services, including housing assistance, financial coaching, food pantries, employment coaching, senior services, and seasonal programs for children.

"This was the first time we partnered with Metrocrest to host a mobile food pantry," said Kim Hall, McWhorter counselor. "They were wonderful to work with, and we look forward to collaborating with them again in the future."

McWhorter parents expressed their appreciation for the event, highlighting the school's commitment to the community.

"It's so heartwarming to see McWhorter go above and beyond for the community," said Prasyla Johnson, a parent at McWhorter. "I am grateful to everyone who helped organize this event."