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New legislation allows Texas schools to create on-campus pantries

Texas schools can now host food pantries on campus that will store donated food as well as surplus food from the cafeteria.

Schools across the state of Texas now have the unique ability to get leftover food into the hands of students outside of the cafeterias. They can do so by creating food pantries on campus where they can store and distribute donated food as well as surplus food from the cafeteria. 

Senate Bill 725, authored by state Sen. Borris Miles, D-Houston, became effective immediately after Gov. Greg Abbott signed the legislation in June. 

Since 2011, federal law has allowed sch

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