School pantry programs are designed to help alleviate childhood hunger through the provision of food to children and their families at school.
School based pantries are located on the grounds of a school and are intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students and their families. Sites are consistently in the same location as the school’s campus, have set distribution schedules, and offer ongoing food assistance services. School based pantries may have a permanent set up within a school, or may operate through a mobile distribution rotation where food is brought to the school’s campus. The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank currently operates 26 School Pantry Program sites in 2 counties, serving more than 2,100 children each week.
For more information about the BackPack Program, contact Karen Woodings