Using their own money, teachers and other staff at the Merakey Schools and Autism Centers have been supplementing students’ breakfasts and lunches when they came to school without the proper nourishment. It was decided to start this program so that students have a fair opportunity to learn and be productive throughout the day.
That's how the program began. Pretty simple, but so amazing!
The Merakey Schools and Autism Centers serve over 500 students with autism and special needs. Each student requires an individual program suited specifically for that child's needs. If a child comes to school hungry, they cannot retain information and a teacher’s job becomes impossible.
Pantry for pride provides food and resources to students in the Merakey Schools and autism centers.