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.
Last school year, the School Pantry Program served 6,494 middle and high school students in 172 schools. Overall, the program distributed 549,398 pounds of food, equaling 457,832 meals, to students in need of food assistance.
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.
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 405.972.1111.
Together, we are feeding Oklahoma’s future. Through the Food for Kids Match campaign, a $100 donation will provide meals for two children for an entire year in a Food for Kids Program. Click here to make a donation or call 405.600.3136.