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Parent tackles 'food insecurity' at Towson High

Parent tackles 'food insecurity' at Towson High

About a year ago Towson High School Parent Teacher Student Association President Cheri Pegues was in a school mentor's office when she saw something that stuck with her, and prompted her to take action — canned goods and other snacks filling up a drawer in the man's desk.

School mentor Bruce Seward, who retired last June, said he kept the food there for students in need. Sometimes students wanted a snack before an exam, he said, but others didn't have money for lunch.

In 2005, when he came to Towson after 35 years as a counselor at Perry Hall High School, he said he started putting a large jar with granola bars out for students, to make them feel more at ease in...