Food for Thought Pantries

pantry_CollageIntroducing Feed Northland Kids’ newest effort to defeat hunger: a food pantry program called Food For Thought. We all know that having food to eat helps us behave better — and think better. Feed Northland Kids is putting this into action by providing Food For Thought pantries at Northland middle and high schools.

Each pantry has its own personality, a distinct mix of food items that are a reflection of the students and families and the ways they use the pantry.

  • In some pantries individual items and ready to eat or easy to prepare items are more heavily stocked and consumed.
  • In others, 30 to 40% of the items are family size, for kids to take home for evening and weekend meals.
  • A “mini meal”, housed in a plain brown lunch sack, is in all pantries. It contains a protein, drink, fruit, granola bar and a fifth item (goldfish, baked chips, trail mix, pudding, etc.).
  • Most of the pantries reside in the school social worker’s office. Each office contains a microwave and electric kettle to help with food preparation for on-site consumption.
  • A few schools use the pantry as a skills builder for their special needs students. They embrace the experience wholeheartedly!

For more information on any of our Food For Thought pantries, click the school name to email the school social worker.

Winnetonka High School  |  North Kansas City High School | Northgate Middle School  |  Oak Park High School  |  North Kansas City Alternative High School |  Park Hill High School  | Park Hill South High School  |  LEAD Innovation Studio  |  Congress Middle School | Lakeview Middle School | Plaza Middle SchoolWalden Middle School | Russell Jones Center | Maple Elementary School Liberty North High SchoolLiberty Academy | Discovery Middle School | Heritage Middle SchoolLiberty Middle SchoolSouth Valley Middle School

If you’d like to contribute to any of our Food for Thought pantries, please contact us or see our donate page.