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Introducing: The Pantry


Picture of a white fabric grocery bag holding items including red grapes, peaches, a canned item, and lettuce. The logo for The Pantry is also shown.

Food insecurity is a pressing issue affecting countless families across our nation. In Greeley-Evans School District 6, we recognize that this directly touches the lives of many of our students and their families.


The Pantry was created in collaboration with the D6 Success Foundation, to help address this issue directly within the school system. It operates on a simple yet powerful principle: provide students and their families with easy access to essential food items right within their schools.

 

How It Works

Participating D6 schools will have a pantry stocked with non-perishable food items, fresh produce, and other essential products.


Locations & Hours: 9 locations are currently available throughout the D6 community. Plus, plans are currently underway to add 24 more locations over the next couple of years.

Hours and availability may vary but are typically open during school hours.


No Paperwork, Completely Confidential: The Pantry is designed to uphold the dignity of every student and family. It operates with complete confidentiality, ensuring that those in need can access support discreetly. We will not document your use of the services but may make notes of items taken for inventory and operational purposes.


No Cost to Families: All D6 students and their families who may be experiencing food insecurity are automatically eligible to receive items through The Pantry at no cost. This program is a lifeline for D6 students and their families who may be experiencing challenging times.


Reduced Waste: Having food pantries directly in our schools will help us further reduce waste from our programs. We will be able to freeze leftover entrees that students can take home to enjoy. Surplus produce and products are able to be utilized directly by our students and their families.

 

How Can You Help

The Pantry is made possible through the generosity of local businesses, organizations, and community members. It hinges on the support of our local community.


Donate: Funding for The Pantry is managed through the D6 Success Foundation. Click the button below to learn more about how you can make monetary donations to support food insecurity in the D6 community.

Your contributions will directly impact the lives of students and families in need.


We also encourage donations of non-perishable food items and other household essentials to keep the pantry shelves well-stocked and efficiently run. Contact us or your school office if you have items to donate.


Food Drives: Organize food drives within your neighborhood, workplace, or social groups. Every canned good or non-perishable item collected goes a long way in ensuring the success of The Pantry.


Volunteer: Offer your time and skills to help manage and organize The Pantry at your local school or some of our fundraising events. Volunteering is a meaningful way to directly impact the lives of our community members. Contact us to learn more about possible opportunities.


Spread the Word: Share information about The Pantry with friends, family, and on social media. The more people who know about this initiative, the stronger its impact will be.

 

The Pantry is not just a program; it's a symbol of hope, unity, and compassion within the Greeley-Evans community. By placing food pantries in our schools and involving the community, we aim to create a safety net for our students and families during challenging times.


Join us in this exciting adventure, and let's ensure that no child in D6 goes without the nourishment they need to succeed. Your support is invaluable, and together, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those facing food insecurity within our community.





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