More than three thousand children don't know where their next meal will come from.

That's according to Rebecca Paige, the executive director of the Mercer County Food Bank.

To combat this, the Mercer County Food Bank and Sharon City Schools have launched the Pawsitivty School Pantry program at the Sharon High School.

The program is designed to give hungry students in grades 7 to 12 access to healthy, shelf-stable food for five days a week.

"School Pantry provides more access to food for children by being open at the end of each school day so that students can choose items they need for dinner/snacks that night," Paige said.

Additionally, the program will give students in need dress code-approved clothing and personal hygiene products. 

A ribbon cutting commemorating the event will be held April 4 at 2 p.m. at the high school.