The Gentle Root Pantry is a parent-led initiative at WSP that seeks to provide children whose families may have a more tenuous food situation, or children who forget their lunch/snack, ready access to healthy food in their classrooms.
For the past few years, a handful of parents have been stocking shelf-stable, nourishing snacks for this purpose, and we’ve found these supplies need to be replenished a few times per year. To meet this need, the WSP Parent Association will provide some funding for this effort in addition to a full-community call for donations.
We are now collecting donations of food to stock The Gentle Root Pantry for the coming Fall, and invite you to drop them off in the Front Office during Beautification Weekend! Here are a few suggestions—any quantity is welcome and appreciated.
Crackers with sunflower seed butter
Lunch portion cans of tuna
Protein, granola, breakfast bars (nut free please)
Hot cereal packets
Pumpkin or sunflower seeds
Disposable spoons (Earth-friendly, preferred)
Note: Donations made to The Gentle Root Pantry during Beautification Weekend may be counted as 1 hour of volunteer time!