District 200 food insecurity fund adds four mobile pantries
In these unprecedented times, the Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 Student Excellence Foundation established a Food Insecurity Crisis Fund, an emergency fund providing resources for students and families facing food insecurity.
Thanks to the community's generosity through the new fund, four additional weekly mobile food pantries have been added for families in need in the District 200 community. Each mobile pantry can feed at least 200 families with a week's worth of groceries including fresh produce, protein, milk and eggs.
At the start of April, three weekly mobile food pantries ran out of food, leaving some families without that critical resource.
These four additional mobiles will continue to put food in the hands of families who need it the most.
As the daily food service distribution increases, mobile pantries are being quickly emptied, and social workers, nurses, principals, and teachers receive more and more calls from families facing food insecurity, your donations to the Food Insecurity Crisis Fund are needed now, more than ever.
While the school district has done an incredible job of meeting the food needs of families during the school week during this pandemic, many parents are still struggling to feed their children which is why the Student Excellence Foundation established this fund.
Your donation today will allow District 200 social workers and nurses to connect local families with supportive resources to meet nutritional needs. Donate online at StudentExcellenceFoundation.org/foodfund/ or via check: Student Excellence Foundation, P.O. Box 253, Wheaton, IL 60187.
If you are a local family that is experiencing food insecurity, call (630) 682-2000, leave a message, and the school district will get in touch.
Founded in 1992 as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the foundation serves Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200's 1,800 educators and nearly 13,000 students in 13 elementary schools, four middle schools, two high schools, an early childhood center, and a transition center, and is dependent upon parent and community volunteers.