OUTDOOR FOOD PANTRY
There is a free open food pantry located outside on the patio in front of the cafeteria windows on North Fourth Street. It contains canned food that anyone from East or the community can take home to eat.
INDOOR FOOD PANTRY
There is an free open food pantry located near the 1041 offices room 1041 on the right side of the Copy Machine area, behind a bookshelf. It has cans of food and dried goods (pasta,rice etc). Students are welcome to help themselves any time to this food.
FOOD EQUITY CLUB
East High School's Food Equity Club supports the Teacher Snack Program and both the indoor and outdoor food pantries at East High School. To join the club and for any other questions, see Ms. White in Room 2038. The Food Equity Club meets at 12:15pm in Room 2038 on Tuesdays.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT INITIATIVE (Food4TI)
The Food for Thought Initiative (Food4TI) is a volunteer organization that aims to improve food access and alleviate hunger among Madison area school students and their families. Food4TI provides school-based nutritional support because they know that hunger impairs learning, behavior, and ability to attend and focus. They believe students should be hungry to learn, not hungry. In addition to ensuring that every student has access to sufficient and nutritious food, Food4TI strives to increase the awareness of students, educators and the general public that access to sufficient and healthy food is a necessary prerequisite to academic success. Food for Thought volunteers work in partnership with MMSD's Transition Education Program (TEP), East High School students and administrative staff. Faculty from the Social Innovation and Sustainability Leadership Program at Edgewood College provide consultation.
HOW TO SUPPORT
Donations can be dropped off at the East High School Welcome Center (Attn: Helena White). If you would like to give a monetary donation, checks can be sent to East High School (Attn: Helena White). Please make the check out to East High School with 'Snack Program' in the memo line.
Note: Non-perishable items only. No glass containers, please.
Our greatest need is for snacks
- Nut-free snack, cereal or breakfast bars
- Small bags of pretzels or popcorn
- Individually wrapped beef sticks
- Cans of fruit
- Cans of ready to eat meals: stew, ravioli, “spaghettios” etc.
- Cans of tuna
- Cans of chicken
- Cans of soup
- Cans of beans
- Cans of vegetables
- Rice Pasta
IN THE NEWS
East High School students add outdoor food pantry to efforts to feed those in need (WSJ)
Student-Led Food Equity Club Runs Madison East Food Pantries (MMSD)
School Spotlight: East High School opens food pantry for students (WSJ)
Volunteers come together to create a food pantry for a Madison High School (WKOW)
East High School offers food pantry to homeless students (NBC-15)
New food pantry at East High School tackles student hunger, more than half qualify for lunch assistance (WKOW)