Tidioute Community Charter School to open food bank for students

Times Observer file photo The Tidioute Community Charter School.

Tidioute Community Charter School (TCCS) will be opening a food bank for its students.

The food bank will cost nothing for the students to access — due to a donation — and will contain items such as laundry detergent, food, band-aids, feminine products, and other basic necessities that the students may be in need of at home.

TCCS already runs a backpack program for their K through 6th-grade students, however, the food bank will extend to the entire school population.

According to Heather Cass, secretary for the TCCS board of trustees, the food bank will be a “self-help kind of thing where the kids will have times where they can go and get what they need. It will be a daily thing.”

TCCS will be looking at Beaty as a model to set up their food bank as Beaty has already implemented one within their school.