Approximately 27 percent of children in Davis County aren’t sure where their next meal is coming from. For many of these children, school breakfast and lunch programs are the only place they are guaranteed food. Our Bountiful store has partnered with Bountiful Community Food Pantry to provide Pantry Packs to make sure every student has something to eat over the weekend.
From Sept. 1-22 you’re invited to help us gather the necessary items for each pantry pack. Below is a full list of needed items. Next time you shop with us, add one (or more if you’re able) to your cart. Let the cashier know you want to donate the item when you go through the check stand and they will make sure it goes to the correct place. We’ll be assembling the Pantry Packs at the end of the month at the store, guaranteeing 100 percent of donated items are given to children in our neighborhoods.
What are Pantry Packs, you ask? Pantry Packs are bags of kid-friendly food that are passed out to more than 1,600 students each Friday to ensure they have food over the weekend. These students are identified by teachers and principals and run the risk of going hungry between school days. The Pantry Packs are discreetly distributed and contain easy-to-make items for breakfast and lunch, as well as a few snacks.
We encourage you to purchase one of the items listed below next time you shop our Bountiful store to donate to the Pantry Packs. Our kits will benefit children right here in Bountiful and at the 40 schools throughout the Davis School District that participate in the Pantry Pack program.
Pantry Pack Needed Items:
- Single-serving microwaveable meals, 7-8 oz items like mac’n cheese cups, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and rice, etc.
- Shelf stable milk carton
- Applesauce, fruit cup or squeeze fruit pouch
- Pudding cup
- Juice box or pouch (Capri sun or similar)
- Instant oatmeal packets
- Granola bar
- Fruit snack (single serving)
- Single-serving peanut butter crackers or crackers with cheese