WEST TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — A food pantry is open at West Vigo High School and not only does it allow students to help out the community, it also helps them earn credits for a service learning class.

Students with the Future Farmers of America program and Eagles Scout built the food pantry and now work together to keep it running by taking inventory and gathering food items for students. The food pantry is offered to West Vigo students in grades K-12 as well as their families.

Students who work for the pantry said not only is it a learning experience, but an enjoyable one too.

“Not only a honor to help the community, but it’s a blessing to see the smiles and hear the reactions of the families that get the benefit from it,” Donnie Lark said.

“This is really cool to see it all come together cause this can help a lot of people. And can be really beneficial to them,” Kyarra Degroot said.

Students who wish to sign up for the food pantry can do so through the school’s website. The pantry has already helped 15 families this past week.