English Teacher Notices Students Starving in Secret, So She Creates Her Own Food Bank

Teachers spend roughly six to seven hours a day with their students—in some cases, that’s more time than parents themselves spend with their children. So teachers tend to notice things that might otherwise be swept under the rug.

Tennessee English teacher Tina Noel knows that many of her students rely on school-provided meals to get the nutrition they need during the day.

But she only recently realized that during weekends and breaks, those same students go without basic meals.

Because most kids won’t want to bring up tough topics like hunger on their own, Tina decided to make her own initiative—creating her own food bank.

She posted on Facebook looking for food donations and was surprised to see her bookshelves fill with non-perishable items for her students.

Watch the full heartwarming story in the video down below!