The Love Pantry strives to alleviate childhood hunger and food insecurity in Central Florida, as well as remove hunger as a barrier to learning. Children who are hungry can’t learn. It’s that simple. The Love Pantry program places an emergency food supply directly into Orange County and Seminole County Public Schools at no cost to the schools. Each Love Pantry school is provided with a cabinet stocked with 23 common food items and 8 basic hygiene items, then, restocked weekly by volunteers throughout the semester.
The goal of the Love Pantry is twofold: Provide an immediate food supply to families in need, and provide community resource information to move the family towards a longer term solution.
The ultimate objective is to feed hungry families and help eliminate hunger and food insecurity as a barrier to learning, thereby giving today’s youth a better chance to succeed.