SchoolSmartKC and Harvesters Announce New Partnership to Reduce Student Hunger

SSKC is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Harvesters–The Community Food Network to expand food pantries in schools. This partnership was informed by many thoughtful conversations with school leaders around the need to reduce food insecurity for students and their families, and a school application process saw 30 schools submit applications to either start a pantry or expand an existing pantry.

As a result of the deep collaboration with Harvesters, we are able to fund the set up costs and contribute to the ongoing pantry inventory for all thirty schools, including 13 schools KCPS schools and 17 public Charter Schools. The initial partnership will last for a minimum of three years, with an expected impact of over 3,000 students and their families being served directly by pantries within their school buildings. 

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