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General Questions

All donations are immediately processed an forwarded to local pantry organizations nationwide.

All donations are important in the assistance of this cause. Your donation will be used in conjunction with other donations to help kids receive the necessary nutrition they require on a daily basis. All donations are used to acquire food for the pantrys to deliver to needy kids.

Looking for a meaningful cause to round out your charitable contributions for the tax year?

Kids Pantry is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which makes all donations to us tax deductible. Make your donation by December 31 to ensure that it can be deducted this year’s taxes.

Your tax-deductible donation will help provide meals to families struggling with hunger through our nationwide network of food pantrys. Through the generosity of donations like yours, Kids Pantry helps provide more than 3 billion meals to more than 46 million – or one in seven – people in need. Your charitable contribution helps provide so much more than food however, it provides hope to people facing hunger.

Yes. More and more people are choosing alternative gift options for birthdays, holidays, memorials and many other occasions. Visit our honor/memorial donation form to make an honor or memorial gift. Fill in the blank space with the names and addresses of who you would like to honor. Or, if you are making a gift in memory of a loved one, please provide the name of who the gift is in memory of, and who made the gift.

Yes, once your donation has been processed, you will receive a confirmation letter and receipt that you can keep for your personal records. You should receive this acknowledgement four to six weeks after we receive your donation.

If you signed up for monthly giving by mail or over the phone, your deduction will either be on the fourth of every month or the nineteenth of every month. If you registered to be a monthly donor online, your automatic payment will occur one month from the day you sign up.

The Kids Pantry network relies on Individual, Corporate and Foundation support to fund our hunger-relief efforts nationwide.

General Questions

In 2014, 14.0 percent of U.S. households were food insecure. The change from 2013 (14.3 percent) was not statistically significant; however, the cumulative decline from 2011 (14.9 percent) to 2014 was statistically significant.

In 2014, 5.6 percent of U.S. households had very low food security, unchanged from 2013. In this more severe range of food insecurity, the food intake of some household members was reduced and normal eating patterns were disrupted at times during the year due to limited resources.

Food-secure households are those with consistent access throughout the year to adequate food for active healthy living for all household members. Food-insecure households lack that level of access at some time during the year.

By one dismal measure, America is joining the likes of Third World countries.

The number of U.S. residents who are struggling to survive on just $2 a day has more than doubled since 1996, placing 1.5 million households and 3 million children in this desperate economic situation. That’s according to “$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America,” a book from publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that will be released on Sept. 1.

The measure of poverty isn’t arbitrary — it’s the threshold the World Bank uses to measure global poverty in the developed world. While it may be the norm to see families in developing countries such as Bangladesh and Ethiopia struggle to survive on such meager income, the growing ranks of America’s ultrapoor may be shocking, given that the U.S. is considered one of the most developed capitalist countries in the world.

Aimee Picchi MoneyWatch September 1, 2015, 5:15 AM

Kids pantry is part of a 501(C)3 nonprofit organization that is focused on our nations hunger crisis.  We assist in funding for projects like, The Love Pantry.  Which is an  In-School Pantry Pilot Program is an initiative to provide struggling families with emergency food distributed through Public Schools. Each program school is provided with a lockable cabinet stocked with food items identified as “commonly in demand.” When a student/family is in need, the school’s staff member can go to the cabinet to provide enough food for one or several family meals, along with valuable community resource information.

A Food Bank solicits, collects, stores, repackages, and distributes large quantities of food to food pantries and emergency meal sites.
A Food Pantry is a member of a regional food bank. Food pantries provide unprepared food directly to those in need who may have a place to live, but not enough to eat.  Food pantries are an important source of emergency food for the working poor and their children.

An Emergency Meal Site is also a member of a regional food bank. Emergency meal sites prepare hot food and nutritious meals for those in need.  For many people, the soup kitchen provides their only hot meal of the day.