The Pantry is a place where students in need can discreetly “shop” for free non-perishable food and personal hygiene items.
The Pantry was established in 2016 as a way to show support to the less privileged part of your community. Thirty percent of our students are on FCPS Free and Reduced lunch. Some of our students are homeless, and others are living on their own. Many of these students need food and toiletry items to tide themselves over for weekends and evenings.
How you can help
Whether you have extra items on hand at home or can pick some things up on your next shopping trip, below is a list of suggested food and personal hygiene items we need to stock the pantry
Healthy, non-perishable food such as:
- Cheese or peanut butter crackers
- Cereal (preferable low sugar)
- Milk boxes
- Beef jerky
- Apple sauce (no sugar added)
- Fruit cups (in natural fruit juice)
- Granola bars
- Power bars
- Cereal bars
- Single serve Chef Boyardee items*
- Single serve soups (with pull-tab opening)*
- Tomato juice
- Packaged nuts
- Trail mix
- Dried fruit
- Peanut Butter
- Jam or jelly
- Individually packed pretzels, crackers or similar
- Boxed drinks and juice
- Canned tuna
* Note: All single serve items that require heating should be in microwaveable containers
New, unopened personal hygiene items such as:
- Laundry detergent
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Bar soap
- Body wash
- Hand sanitizer
- Shaving cream
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Dental floss
- Body lotion
- Hair brushes and combs
- Hair ties
- Feminine hygiene products
No time to shop? No problem. We’re happy to do it for you! Monetary donations may be made in the form of cash, check (made payable to SLHS PTSA), or you may donate using PayPal. Thank you for your support!
All donations are tax deductible.
Be on the lookout for a signup genius link in the SLHS PTSA News-You-Choose (aka KIT) for pantry Friday food packing shifts.
Need to shop the pantry?
The procedure is simple. Any of your teachers or school counselor will get you started, you just have to ask.