Pullman Schools Pantry

Families in America go hungry every year. Help us provide them with enough to eat.

CHANGES to Elementary School Pick Up! 

 

Due to recent changes to Pullman School District’s lunch pick up protocol with return of K-1 students, it has affected distribution at the elementary schools on Fridays*.

Starting Friday, January 8, 2021, your PSPP bags can be picked up from 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. at these two locations:  Pullman High School or Lincoln Middle School.

If you normally pick up at locations below, your bags will be at Pullman High School

  • Jefferson Elementary
  • Kamiak Elementary

If you normally pick up at locations below, your bags will be at Lincoln Middle School

  • Franklin Elementary
  • Sunnyside Elementary

On behalf of PSPP team, we apologize for the inconvenience this causes. If you have transportation difficulties, please email us at pullmanschoolspantry@gmail.com to make alternate arrangements.

*Thursday pick up if No school on Fridays.

Those of us involved in the Pullman Schools Pantry Program (PSPP) hope this finds you and your families well in 2021!  We were excited and humbled to find holiday and new year cheer to support our local families!  It has been a gift to meet the needs of our children and we hope that we can count on those around us to continue supporting our efforts and get involved so that the Pullman Schools Pantry Program can continue to provide so the children can thrive!

Special thanks to the local companies Blood Diamond Ink, Lionheart Wrestling Club, McDonald’s, Nurse Jane, Pullman Crossfit, Epic Fades, Stratton Lawn Care, and Affordable Roofing Solutions for the toys you gathered and donated to the children in our community.   And many thanks to Birch & Barley, and friends, for providing wonderful meals for our pantry food rescue families. Their continued dedication to our community members who are most in need is greatly appreciated!

What an interesting time this continues to be – all around the world – and what an incredible gift to witness kindness and caring from people within and outside of our community!  As we reflect back PSPP’s activities of this past year of – we wanted to let you know of the incredible success and support of our efforts for the Pullman community since the school closures back in mid-March, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With an outpouring of interest and generosity, the PSPP was able to continue providing weekend supplemental food for the children enrolled in our program. Last Spring, those requesting our bags increased to more than 350 per week. Additionally, our pantry brought packed bags to Albion to insure that the children would be able to receive their supplemental food packs even when they were no longer at their PSD locations.

An additional service was started as well. Working with food rescue in conjunction with local restaurant and food services, the PSPP has been providing weekly meals to 60 local families. This is a winning scenario for all those involved.

We are grateful for the funding efforts that came from the local Kiwanis chapter which kindly proposed and matched a giving challenge which resulted in $8,600 of contributions; adding to the additional donations we received in food and gift cards for the pantry purchases as well as families in our midst. A recent boost of support came to the pantry on Giving Tuesday when we received generous gifts topping $3,000 in donations. Special thanks to the Pullman Firefighter’s Charitable Trust for their continued support.

We thank everyone who has been a part of our successful story! Here’s to continuing our efforts and support of our special community!

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to feed and promote the value of nutrition in food insecure children, so they can continue to be successful learners.

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This program is meant to supplement the food available to all Pullman School District students, and their siblings, during weekends and long school breaks.

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Healthy, full students are able to focus, resulting in better learning.