2019 School Food Recovery

School Food Pantry

Across the state, school food pantries have been a successful way of complementing school breakfast and lunch programs by providing access to food for students and their families after school hours. School Food Pantries are conveniently located on-site at schools for families of students in need. According to Feeding America, "They help to fill an important gap, relieving the burden and anxiety a family may face when they aren’t sure where their next meal may come from. And they help children to focus on their education, not hungry stomachs."  

For suggestions on starting a school food pantry:

1. Feeding Florida and UF/IFAS are willing partners 

     https://feedingsouthflorida.org/children-programs/#school-pantry-program

2. Mobile Food Pantry in South Florida

       zeina@mobileschoolpantry.org

3. Pointers on beginning a school food pantry https://www.fbd.org/school-pantry-considerations/