Creating a successful pantry program is an enormous undertaking. If you are feeling overwhelmed or have additional questions, consider looking to these organizations for examples, best practices, and/or partnership.
- No Kid Hungry - A national campaign and program working to connect children to nutritional programs and resources. No Kid Hungry provides a Best Practices Guide which provides the tools and information needed to help policymakers, government officials, educators and community leaders. The Best Practice Guide also provides case studies, statistics, and tool kits. For more information visit the No Kid Hungry website.
- Kids Against Hunger - Kids Against Hunger packages nutritious meals for children and and their families in developing countries and the United States. Kids Against Hunger welcomes outside programs that are passionate about feeding children to join the Kids Against Hunger team. Programs will adopt the Kids Against Hunger mission, food formulation, packaging process, as well as adherence to best practices. Learn more about partnering with Kids Against Hunger on their website.
- Stop Hunger - An independent national organization created by Sodexo employees who were dedicated to ending hunger in their community. Stop Hunger provides assistance and funds community gardens as well as in collaboration with No Kid Hungry, provides various resources and information on how educators can battle insecurity in their classroom. Visit We Are Teachers for resources for educators and the collaborative tool kit and the Stop Hunger website for more information.