If you are a family in need of food support over winter break, please make your request for assistance on our website no later than Friday, December 16. All pantries are available to students and families in our District struggling with food insecurity. Food support requests are confidential, and there are no income guidelines or proof of income required.
The Ames HOPE pantry is centrally located at the District Office and is available to all students and families in our District in need of emergency food supply. Two additional pantries were added in 2022 at Mitchell Elementary and Edwards Elementary. All pantries are available to students and families in our District struggling with food insecurity. In addition the pantry also has small amounts of school supplies, hygiene, and household items. Food support requests are confidential, and information will only be shared with the advocate who fulfills the request and the Student Services Specialist. There are no income guidelines or proof of income required.
Families can access any of the pantries two times per month (excluding emergency situations). Students and families may also contact the Student and Family Advocate assigned to their buildings. Once a food request is fulfilled, pick up arrangements can be made with the Advocate who will fulfill the request.
- Edwards and Fellows: Amber Franzeen
- Mitchell and Sawyer: Anna Fagervik
- Meeker and Northwood: Liz Skurdal
- Ames High School: Kaitlyn Clark and Jacque Burkhart
- Ames Middle School: families may reach out to their grade level counselors
Referrals or requests may be communicated through the form below or contact the Student and Family Advocate for your building.