For Students...By Students
The Community Assistance & Resource Effort (CARE) Closet is a confidential school-based food pantry. This food pantry is sponsored by various high school clubs, local businesses and non-profit organizations as they help support their peers/community members and provide them with a basic need that is absolutely essential for their academic success.
The CARE Closet is not simply an informational resource. It serves as an immediate and tangible "fix" for a very solvable problem. Each day hundreds of students come to school and leave school hungry. Therefore, The CARE Closet was founded by high school students, Lauren and Steven S., as a response to an issue that cannot be ignored. Students are unable to concentrate, perform, or focus when their most basic need is not being met.
We are happy to announce that, due to the United Way's "Spark Gwinnett" grant...the CARE Closet program will now be offered to high schools throughout Gwinnett County...the LARGEST school district in the state of Georgia!