Love Pantry sponsorships are an essential part of this program. A sponsorship provides for the physical cabinet and the food and other items for each school. The estimated cost necessary to maintain a Love Pantry cabinet at a school is $2,000 per academic year ($1,000 per semester).
Sponsors come in a variety of shapes and sizes. We have local churches who “adopt” a specific school or schools in their area. This includes partners like First United Methodist of Central Florida, Center Pointe Community Church, and the Hope Church, among others.
Next, national corporate foundations and charitable organizations such as the Walmart Foundation and Westgate Resorts Foundation play a vital role in funding the program as a whole.
Then, there are local businesses who take on a sense of ownership by supporting the Love Pantry. From Wells Fargo and Seacoast Bank, to Lake Silver PTSA and the Rotary Club of Winter Park, our community is filled with groups with open hearts who want to give back.
Individuals can support the Love Pantry, too! Even a little can make a big difference when it comes to feeding those in need. Click here to make a Love Pantry donation through the Christian Service Center.
If you know an employer, business, or church who may be interested in sponsoring a school in your area, please contact us at LovePantry@ChristianServiceCenter.org
Many of our Love Pantry schools do not have their own sponsors, so we’re always looking for new community partners! Click here for a current list of Love Pantry schools.