School Pantry Program

School Pantry

The School Pantry Program Concept and Summary

The mission of the School Pantry Program is to help alleviate child hunger in America through the provision of food to children and their families at school. School-based pantries are located on the grounds of a school to provide an easily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students and their families.

School Pantries take place at a consistent location within a school's campus. They have, have set distribution schedules and offer ongoing food assistance services. School Pantries may have a permanent set up within a school or may operate through a mobile distribution rotation that brings food to a school campus.

The School Pantry program serves more than 21 million meals to nearly 110,000 children nationwide. When school is not in session, children still have access to nutritious meals and snacks through the Summer Food Service Program.  

Does Your Local Feeding America Food Bank Operate a School Pantry Program?

Use the Food Bank Locator here to contact your local food bank and find out what they are doing in your community.

Need More Information?
For additional information on the School Pantry Program or any Feeding America child hunger programs contact the programs team.


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