Thank you for the many, many donations that have been made to the Madison Pantry!
The pantry was started in the 2017-2018 school year and initially just provided food to a small group (10-12) of families in need.
As of March 2020, we were distributing 30-40 bags of food each week to a group of Madison students and their families. For the last two years, we have provided school supplies as well as winter clothing (including coats, boots, hats and gloves) to our students in need. Through a partnership with Community for Helping Others (CHO), we were able to provide bicycles for those students that needed them for transportation to work and to school. All items provided to students and their families have been donated by the community.
Continuing to expand into other areas of need, we distributed hundreds of bags of personal hygiene items (including shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, etc.) to students through a partnership with the Junior Volunteer League. We have also partnered with BRAWS to provide feminine hygiene products each month to our students as requested.
Our Madison students volunteer to stock and bag the items for distribution each week. We also have Madison students with disabilities who give their time by stocking shelves and filling bags for distribution while having a safe space to practice work skills.
At this time, if you want to support our Madison students and their families, we recommend making a Food Bank donation to our Madison Pantry. We are a 501c3 and the funds are most flexible to address the needs of our families in this ever-changing situation. We are distributing grocery gift cards weekly to our students in need and their families.
Huge thanks to Caboose Commons for providing fresh food to some of our Madison families who are food insecure. We have been able to provide grocery gift cards and some nonperishable items but the milk, eggs, produce, ground beef and toilet paper are so greatly appreciated! Please support the Caboose’s efforts to care for those in our community who need our help.
We also working closely with the newly established Vienna Student Food Initiative, a partnership with BELONG!, Christ Church Vienna, First Baptist Church of Vienna, Vienna Presbyterian Church, Vienna Baptist Church, and Madison PTSA, in direct coordination with the administration and social workers at schools in the Madison High School Pyramid.
Thoreau Middle School in Vienna is a Grab and Go locations and our Madison students and families can receive food at that location as well. Both breakfast and lunch are available for pick up between 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The food is FREE for anyone 18 and younger and $2 for adults over 18. Any child qualifies.
Thank you for your caring and continued support!
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