The Regional Food Bank started the Food for Kids School Pantry Program in 2010 as a pilot program at Putnam City West High School and Western Heights Middle School after learning of malnourished football players and students at PC West. The School Pantry Program provides chronically hungry middle and high school students with food to sustain them after school and over the weekends and school holidays. The pantries are located on school grounds.
During the 2016-2017 school year, the School Pantry Program served 5,770 middle and high school students in 167 schools.
A $200 donation can provide enough weekend food for one student for an entire school year. If you are interested in starting the Food for Kids School Pantry Program at your school or have a question about the program, please contact Keely at email@example.com or 405.604.7104.