WMS Weekend Food Program & Food Pantry

NOTE: During the pandemic, the School District is providing weekend food to families in need. The Junior Husky Pack Weekend Food Program is on hiatus until further notice, although we may undertake special projects.

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.

Suggested donations:

    • 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
    • Applesauce
    • 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
    • Single-serve packets of oatmeal

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 the school, at 206-252-2600

Questions?  Contact Parent Volunteer Ilana Guttmann.