Childhood hunger...it's real and it's close to home.
According to 2010 statistics, Oklahoma is the 4th hungriest state in the nation, and more than 15,000 Oklahoma children are served by the Regional Food Bank every week.
Unfortunately, Edmond is no exception. Over the last year, Parent Club and Summit staff have uncovered a need within our very own community: children who are going home from school on Friday afternoons and not eating again until they return to school on Monday mornings. To combat this problem, Summit has become a host site for what we are calling the Summit Community Pantry.
We feel it is our duty to provide for the nutritional needs of our Summit children so they may be able to concentrate, learn, and focus during the school day, instead of worrying about what they will do if they have no food at home.
To this end, we are accepting both financial and food donations for the Summit Community Pantry. Please click this link for a list of the most commonly needed items (a link to the items list may also be found at the bottom of this note).
Donations may be dropped off at the Summit office, attention Stacey Dolf.
All assistance and donations are kept strictly confidential, and are handled in a sensitive manner.
If you know of a child in need, please do not hesitate to contact Jane McHam in the Summit office, at 340-2920. For questions about making a donation or about the program itself, please call me, and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. This is such an important project, and one our committee is devoted to wholeheartedly! We thank you in advance for your support of our Edmond kids and our Summit community!
Summit Food Pantry Coordinator
Most-Needed Food Items