School-based pantries offer a host of benefits, not the least of which is a readily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students and their families.
The vision of the School Pantry program is to provide direct access to emergency food; put less stress on families; help establish strong, trusting relationships with school staff; and strengthen feelings of safety and comfort at the school. Children will come to school well-nourished, ready and able to learn.
The Idaho Foodbank piloted the School Pantry Program during the 2010-2011 school year with three sites in Boise and one in Pocatello. During the five-month-long pilot, the pantries distributed 14,310 pounds in 205 distributions to 122 families.
Pierce Park Elem.- Boise
Morley Nelson Elem. -Boise
Grace Jordan Elem. -Boise
Frank Church High -Boise
Horizon Elem.- Jerome
Lewis and Clark Elem.- Pocatello
The Idaho Foodbank is an independent 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization
comprised of a partner network of more than 200 hunger relief agencies
throughout the state of Idaho.