Food for Thought’s in school pantries provide healthy food choices to our students and their families. Our pantry visitors shop in a familiar, secure school setting, without limits to the number of visits. By seeking feedback from staff and customers, we strive to ensure that each of our in-school pantries meets the needs of that particular school in terms of operation and design. We are pleased that our pantry customers tell us they receive healthier food and face less overall hunger.
We invite you to help us continue making a real difference in our community by providing invaluable assistance to food insecure families!
East High School
An estimated 100 pounds of food is distributed by East’s food pantry weekly.
Fresh and shelf stable food for this full service In-School Pantry is provided by community donations and UW Health at The American Center. The pantry is open during school hours to any family of a student attending Sandburg. Approximately 100 pounds of food per week is distributed by the pantry.
Mendota’s pantry provides hundreds of pounds of fresh and shelf-stable food to families of students attending the school every week. The pantry is open 2 days per week and is staffed by Food4TI volunteers. Food is provided by community donations and through Food4TI funds.
Cherokee Heights Middle
Opening in 2018: An In-School Pantry and School-to-Home Grocery program where pre-ordered foods for the student’s family are transported home with the student to improve ease of access to healthy food for students and their families.