“Pray for the lives of your children who are hungry at every street corner.” –Prophet Jeremiah, Lamentations 2:19
The Love Pantry program started in 2011 to provide struggling families and hungry children with an emergency food supply directly through public schools. Focusing on removing hunger as a barrier to learning of school-aged children, the goal is two-fold: to meet the immediate need of food for the students and their families, and to move the families to a longer-term solution.
Visit the Love Pantry’s site to learn much more including what schools are currently participating in the program and how you can get involved as a school, a sponsor or volunteer driver.
Since its inception in the Fall of 2011 with just 13 school locations, the Love Pantry has expanded to currently 68 schools, having distributed 822,474 food and 36,212 hygiene items to 159,032 household members of which 100,908 were children!
During the 2019 calendar year, the Love Pantry distributed 72,947 food items to impact the lives of 17,206 household members of which 10,720 were children with the help of more than 600 donated volunteer hours.