COVID-19 Update

We are working with school administration and local partners to make sure our most vulnerable families have support as students return to school this fall.  We will continue to provide updates to Pantry shoppers, volunteers, and donors via the SLHS PTSA Website and the SLHS PTSA Facebook page.

We currently are collecting items at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Herndon. There is a ‘no-contact’ collection on Mondays 2pm-4pm and Wednesdays 10am-noon.

The address is: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church; 1133 Reston Ave., Herndon, VA 20170

We are trying to keep the collection and packing simple. Here is what we are looking for:

Food: Pasta sauce, Canned tomatoes, Pasta, Dry rice and beans, Cereal and Oatmeal, Oil (smaller bottles), Peanut butter, Crackers, Microwave popcorn, Granola bars, Canned fruit/applesauce, Canned tuna, Canned veggies

Toiletries: Bar soap, Maxi pads, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Deodorant, Toilet paper

We are so incredibly grateful for the ability to use Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to collect and pack food. Thank you for your continued support of the Pantry!

The Pantry is now open for student shopping on Thursday afternoons from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.  In addition, students may access the Pantry during the school day by contacting school counselors, social workers or administrators.  The Pantry also offers a limited curbside distribution to families in the SLHS Pyramid on Thursdays from 4:30pm to 5:00pm  by the main entrance of the school.  Please check this site every Thursday morning for the most up to date information on our operating status. 

Click here for a complete list of food resources available through FCPS.

If you are a Pantry shopper and need additional food assistance, please contact the Capital Area Food Bank at 202.644.9807 or go online here

About the Pantry

The SLHS PTSA Food Pantry is available for students and families in the SLHS Pyramid.

  • A place where students in the South Lakes High School Pyramid can “shop” for food and toiletries
  • Designed to help close the hunger and nutrition gap for the 30% of SLHS students who are on free and reduced lunch (approximately 730 students)
  • Distribution focuses on weekends and summer
  • Since April 2017 distributed 38,000 bags of food and toiletries (sending home more than 3,000 items per week)
  • Weekly orders rapidly increasing from 30 students/week at launch to 150/week and still growing
  • 360,000+ items collected from the community to distribute to students and families

Want to Get Involved?

  • Donate food and toiletries
  • Save the Date for our annual Do It Your Way 0.5k on October 17, 2021
  • Volunteer (see News You Choose)
  • Provide monetary donations and we’ll do the shopping for you.  Checks payable to SLHS PTSA are also accepted (please write Food Pantry on the memo line and mail to SLHS PTSA Food Pantry, 11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, VA 20191)
  • Collect needed pantry items at your next event (birthday party, sporting or arts, scouting event . . . the options are endless)

Contact for more information

Items we need the most

  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, maxi pads, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant)
  • Canned goods (peanut butter, jelly, beans, tomatoes/sauce, applesauce, chili, veggies, tuna/canned meat)
  • Box/Dry goods (crackers, cereal, pasta, rice, lentils, boxed milk)
  • Cooking oil
  • Laundry detergent, dish soap

Need to shop the Pantry?

  •   Just ask or email any of your teachers or school counselor and they will help you get started, It’s really that simple!!

Thank you to our fabulous sponsors/partners

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