District 54 schools and the Elk Grove and Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates Rotary Clubs opened a food pantry at Mead Junior High School in 2011 to serve families in need across the school district. In 2013, District 54 opened its’ second pantry at Keller Junior High School. At minimum, 54 families will be referred by their school social worker to visit the food pantry. Families will be served by the Client Choice model where they’ll have the option to “shop” for the items they feel best fit their families’ needs.
The food pantries will operate quarterly during the school year with the hopes of serving 600 families during the school year.
All nonperishable donations can be sent to Keller Junior High School (820 Bode Road, Schaumburg, IL 60194) or to Mead Junior High School (1765 Biesterfield Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007).
If any organization or business would like to host a food drive, please have them contact Assistant Superintendent Pete Hannigan at (847) 357-5032. You can also email [email protected] or [email protected].
For a list of the “Most Wanted Nonperishable Goods” please visit the district website at www.sd54.org. Any and all donations will be accepted but please make sure to check the expiration date before donating.
•Individuals interested in supporting the Food Pantry every time they shop at Food4Less should email [email protected] to request a card.
•Register your card online at www.food4less.com. Every time you shop at Food4Less, swipe the card and you’re generating revenue for the Food Pantry.
•Food Pantries will earn 4 percent on all household monthly purchases up to $500 and 5 percent on any purchases more than $500.
•Individuals interested in supporting the Food Pantry every time they shop at GFS Marketplace can sign up by visiting the GFS website.
•There are no membership fees.
•When you sign up, you will be given a choice of two coupons: a $10 donation that goes directly to the Food Pantry with a $50 purchase or more; or $10 off your purchase of $50 or more.
•Stop by the service counter at your local GFS Marketplace store to pick up your permanent membership card on your first shopping trip.
•The Food Pantry’s organization number is 2502675.