Read what one principal says about the Love Pantry’s impact at her school:
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for helping us turn around our school – going from a state letter grade of F to an A.
In order to address academic needs, we must first address the fundamental needs of children. These needs include food, clothing and shelter. THANK YOU for helping us address the fundamental issue of hunger at our school. If children are hungry they can not learn. With 98% of our students living at or below the poverty line ‘food’ is a major challenge in the home.
With the love pantry, we were able to address every single report from our students indicating they were hungry and had not eaten since the previous day’s lunch, served at school. After the love pantry had been at the school for a few months, we went from Monday reports of children not eating over the weekend to zero!
By removing the concern over where the next meal is coming from children can focus on academics, and families can focus on helping them succeed.
Once again, thank you.
Peace and Blessings,
Jennifer Porter-Smith, Ph.D.
Nap Ford Community School