WMS Weekend Food Program & Food Pantry

Junior Husky Packs Weekend Food Program is a weekly food distribution program designed to support WMS students. We aim to provide extra food for children who would otherwise have difficulty getting access to food over the weekend. Students can pick up a bag of essential food items from the Health Center each Friday afternoon while school is in session. Students can opt-in or opt-out at any time during the school year. Participant information is confidential.

Donations?  All donations benefit WMS students. In addition to occasional food drives at school events, you can donate to the program any time by dropping off items in the WMS office. We also reuse your clean plastic, paper and cloth grocery bags so please consider recycling them through the pantry.

Suggestion ideas:

Single-serve packets of oatmeal

Cans of ravioli & spaghetti

Cans of tuna & chicken

Cans of beans & refried beans

Small containers of nuts & nut butter

Cans of chili, stews & hearty soups


Fruit cups (low or no sugar)

Cans of fruit (packed in juice)

Whole-grain crackers

Raisins in serving size packets

Granola bars

Microwave popcorn

Shelf-stable milk

Have a bit of time to volunteer?  We have biweekly packing parties on Thursday or Friday mornings, and we pick up our donation from St. Mary’s on the first Wednesday of the month.  If you’d like to help regularly, or just once, please contact us!

In need?  Request confidential assistance from Nurse Palumbo at rupalumbo@seattleschools.org or 206-252-2600

Questions?  Contact Parent Volunteer Ilana Guttmann.