School Mobile Food Pantries

Utah Food Bank’s newest program, Mobile School Pantry, complements both school meal programs and our other childhood hunger programs. It provides a cost-effective food distribution point for children and their families at the end of the school day in a safe and trusted environment—the school playground.

Each month during the school year, our truck arrives on the school property where Utah Food Bank staff and volunteers assist students and their parents as they sign in and receive food. The amount of food distributed varies depending on availability of donated and purchased foods. We attempt to provide as many healthy items as possible.

Mobile School Pantry deliveries are only available to the students of that school and their families and are completely free to the schools and their families in need. 

The Mobile School Pantry program approaches childhood hunger with the understanding that children are only truly protected from the pain and anxiety of hunger when their whole family has enough food to stay healthy. This approach makes the Mobile School Pantry program especially effective. Teachers and school administrators report that this holistic approach creates better educational environments and a stronger sense of community among the student body and their families.

We are proud to announce that this year we will have FOUR school mobile pantries in Cedar City. With the assistance of local organizations, and Utah Food Bank, we will serve more households than ever. Click here to view these events on our calendar.

 

North Elementary – 4th Wednesday of each month
550 W 200 North
Cedar City, UT

Distribution starts 2:30  p.m. Volunteers arrive 1:30  p.m.

Canyon View Middle – 4th Friday of each month
1865 N Main St
Cedar City, UT

Distribution starts 2:30 p.m. Volunteers arrive 1:30 p.m.

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East Elementary – 3rd Wednesday of each month
225 E 70 S
Cedar City, UT

Distribution starts 1:30 p.m. Volunteers arrive 12:30 p.m.

 

If you or your business are interested in sponsoring a Mobile School Pantry, please contact Ginette Bott at (801) 887-1283 or ginetteb@utahfoodbank.org.