Across the United States, nearly 1 in every five adolescents lives in poverty. In response to this need in our local community, North Hills High School’s Hands for Service Club has created The Pantry.
The Pantry allows high school and middle school students to shop “The Pantry” for toiletries, food items, school supplies, laundry care items and other necessities that may pose a financial challenge for their families to provide for them. Without The Pantry, many of these students would be going without these items.
How You Can Help
The Pantry operates on donations. Donation boxes are located in every district building and can be accessed during the school day. Suggested donations include:
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Acne and face care products
- Soap and body wash
- Dental floss
- Feminine hygiene items
- Chapstick and lip balm
- Laundry detergent
- Breakfast items (single-serving)
- Ready-made dinners (macaroni and cheese cups and canned soups and pastas)
- Fruit and pudding cups
- Crackers and snack items
Monetary donations also are accepted and can be sent to North Hills High School, Attn: Backpack Initiative, 53 Rochester Road, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15229. Make checks payable to North Hills Foundation and include “The Pantry” in the memo line.