North Texas high school opens grocery store for students that only accepts "good deeds" as payment

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Recently, Linda Tutt High School in Sanger opened a grocery store right in the middle of the school.

The store was meant to provide a little extra food for Linda Tutt students and their families, but the store is unique in that it does not accepts money as payment. No, the store only accepts "good deeds."

School principal Anthony Love said, "A lot of our students, they come from low socioeconomic families. It’s a way for students to earn the ability to shop for their families. Through hard work you can earn points for positive office referrals. You can earn points for doing chores around the building or helping to clean."

The school was able to stock the extra room with groceries thanks to Texas Health, Albertsons and First Refuge Ministries. The store also plans to hold food drives weekly for the community, and act as a supplement to other food insecurity programs in the area.