Dothan student starts pantry to help classmates, low-income communities

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — A Dothan student is working to make sure no one goes hungry.

Beverlye Intermediate and Fine Arts student Z’yon Norton and her family started the Royal Special Heart Pantry two years ago.

The pantry has non-perishable food items like ravioli, noodles, tuna, pop-tarts, and a variety of healthy snacks.

Norton says she came up with this idea due to her friends and classmates not having any snacks during snack time, so she always brought a little extra.

She says it’s a great feeling to help others.

“It made the people and the students feel good because they had something to eat they wouldn’t be hungry and sitting on the wall,” She said. “It made us feel good that she had enough willpower to say you can have my snack just because they didn’t have one,” Nicole Norton said.

The pantry will help low-income communities this summer.

You can keep up with those events on their Facebook page.

That’s where you can also make donations.

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