School Pantry is a critical food resource for young students, their siblings, and families. This program provides bags of supplemental food that can be shared with among family units. Bags are filled with canned proteins, canned meals, dry goods and snacks.
The negative effects of hunger on academic performance has been well documented for years. Well-nourished, food-secure students have higher rates for cognitive activity, school attendance, and academic achievements. Providing growing minds and bodies with well-balanced foundations naturally lead to higher education, qualifications, capacity, experience, and a greater earning potential.
Hawaii Foodbank’s Community Engagement Manager works with schools interested in hosting their own School Pantry and offers consultation regarding space and acquiring equipment. The Hawaii Foodbank staff also works with the school’s existing nonprofit partners and helps build the community network to support the supply and management of this program.
Are you interested in a Food 4 Keiki – School Pantry?Contact Marielle Terbio, Community Engagement Manager, at (808) 954-7869 or firstname.lastname@example.org.