The mission of the Parkway Food Pantry is to provide access to food, nutrition and support to the Parkway community so all students can be capable, curious, caring and confident learners.
For the 2023-2024 school year, the Parkway Food Pantry will continue to distribute food boxes monthly.
How We Have Evolved
Parkway’s District Social Workers founded Parkway Food Pantry in October 2017 as a weekend backpack program. When needs for food and household supplies increased with the pandemic in March 2020, the pantry pivoted services to focus on serving whole families and providing essentials that were so hard to obtain at that time.
As we enter our 6th year in operation, we remain committed to providing quality food and household essentials to Parkway families and employees. Community partnerships make this possible, including those with Parkway Food Pantry Partners, St. Louis Area Foodbank, St. Louis Diaperbank, Suburban Industrial Packaging, Salaam Market, school PTOs, student organizations, faith communities, and generous neighbors!
We look forward to continuing to provide services for students and families. This school year, families may choose one date each month to come pick up food. Please see the dates below for when we will be open.
Food pick-up dates for the 2023-2024 school year:
Tuesday, September 5th 4-6pm or Tuesday, September 19th 9:30-11am
Tuesday, October 3rd 4-6pm or Tuesday, October 17th 9:30-11am
Wednesday, November 1st 4-6pm or Tuesday, November 14th 9:30-11am
Wednesday, December 6th 4-6pm or Tuesday December 19th 9:30-11am
*Families may choose one date each month to pick up food.
Parkway Pantry Partners is a 501(c)(3) established in 2023 to raise awareness, food, donations, and funds to benefit the Parkway School District Food Pantry.
Are you interested in promoting food security in our community? Contact them about donations or volunteering via Facebook, or email: email@example.com.
A word of thanks
Since March 2020, the food pantry has provided thousands of meals for students and their families. None of this would have been possible without the support of our community and partners. 100% of donations are used for purchasing food and other items for families to access. We are incredibly grateful for every drive that has been made and every dollar raised to ensure that we create a more equitable learning environment for all students.
Parkway Pantry Frequently Asked Questions
If you are interested in volunteering or hosting a food drive with Parkway's food pantry, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!