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Community Mobile Pantry

By
Cami Mitzen,   Garden Lakes Elementary School
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Community Mobile Pantry

Excited to share our success story about the "Community Mobile Pantry". Our Fuel Up to Play 60 Team has worked very hard this year to make this play a success. The Fuel Up to Play 60 students and their parents have truly enjoyed volunteering and making a difference for families with food insecurities. I am a very proud FUTP 60 Program Advisor to have an amazing group of dedicated students and parents helping make a positive change in our community.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

The "Community Mobile Pantry" is our way of giving back to the community. Our Fuel Up to Play 60 Team joined David Schwake, Food Service Director in Litchfield District and St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance to help feed families every other Saturday and now we set up every Saturday. Our community is coming together and we are making a stronger community with volunteerism.

How did you accomplish your goals?

Our goal from day one has been to end hunger. We feed over 300 people just in line for a Saturday. After we total up the sign in sheets and the number of people and families that sign in each Saturday, we feed over 1000+ people. Thankful for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance for providing all the food we give out. Our Fuel Up to Play 60 Team and our community is passionate about helping others!

How do you plan to make this Play last during the school year and beyond?

We are working with our Pendergast District's Wellness Committee to have the same “Community Mobile Pantry” in our district. Once we have everyone on board we will start a mobile pantry at our school. Our vision is to have each school in our district start their own mobile pantry. We want every school to have a mobile pantry for their community.