Charlotte Tackles Hunger

Posted at 2:01 PM, Nov 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-14 14:01:06-05

LANSING, Mich. — Charlotte Public Schools recently completed a food drive to jump start a new program at Charlotte High School called “The Bird Feeder.” The Bird Feeder is a free food pantry located at the high school where students who struggle with food security can go and choose food to fill up a backpack to take home. Students, staff and the community combined efforts to collect over 5,500 items which were split between The Bird Feeder and Helping Hands Food Pantry in Charlotte. Additionally, over $2,100 was raised to help fund the new project.

During this time, Charlotte Public Schools also received a $10,000 donation and partnered with Applebees to “Take a bite out of hunger” and help erase past due balances on student meal accounts in the schools. Together, our community has taken enormous steps to help ensure that no student goes hungry in Charlotte.

If you or your organization is interested in donating shelf-stable food/hygiene products or making a monetary donation to support The Bird Feeder, please contact program coordinator Sean Barker at for more information on how you can help fight hunger at Charlotte Public Schools.

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