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.
SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM
Our Actions Summer Lunch Program seeks to meet the needs of low-income children facing hunger in the summer by providing them with nutritious meals and snacks when school is not in session.
Summer Food Programs are meal or snack-based programs. We like a distribution models, such as Picnic in the Park programs, or drop by the local high school which are designed to fill the gap in services for children during the summer months.
Each week during the summer we work with schools in the area to prepare and deliver lunches to children in our area who might otherwise go without. This is a huge endeavor, and a great way for us to show love to our community. We still need people to make sandwiches, deliver, and help with other parts of this program, if you’d like to help become a volunteer with Our Actions.
Kids Pantry Programs: Provides free meals and snacks to low-income children through a variety of community locations where children gather during the afterschool hours—such as Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, churches or public schools. In addition to providing meals, we offer a safe place where children can participate in educational, recreational and social activities under the supervision of trustworthy staff. This program also offers nutrition education throughout the school year.
Collect food through purchases, donations and collaborations
Food drives, shelters and pantries that could use a hand with passing out goodie bags and serving food at shelters for the holidays
Supplying schools with lunch boxes and backpacks for children who would otherwise not get an evening meal, food to eat on the weekends, spring break or summer vacation meals
Pass out can goods to communities that need a helping hand through faith based collaborations and health fair clinics