If you would like to make a monetary donation to our Community Outreach, Food Pantry, Weekend Backpack program at Westerly Creek, please donate:
PTA FOOD PANTRY & KIDS WEEKEND BACKPACK FOOD PROGRAM
Our school is a diverse community serving students with a variety of situations. The success of all children at WCE is important to our school, so the backpack program provides weekend meals to WCE students and their immediate family members needing assistance.
How it Works: Students are assigned one rolling backpack that they pick up each Friday at the end of the school day in the front office. Backpacks will include enough non-perishable food for the weekend. The student will return the backpack to the front office on Monday morning so that it can be packed again for the following weekend. If the backpack is lost, stolen or destroyed, the student will receive the food each week in packed grocery bags instead. Participating families should tell the WCE administration if they no longer wish to participate in the food program.
To Enroll: Please sign and return this form to the front office. You will be contacted with more information.
To Donate: The pantry accepts both food and monetary donations. Non-perishable food can be donated in the front lobby. We are especially in need of the following food items: cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, pasta meals, mac and cheese, tuna, beans, canned fruit and canned vegetables.
PTA COAT & WINTER ACCESSORIES CLOSET
As an additional support to our children and families at school and home, the PTA has also established a closet with winter coats, gloves, hats and some clothing items. This closet is open to any WCE child and immediate family member needing a winter coat. Please contact the front office if you would like to “shop” our closet.
SUPPORTING SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Our neighbors at Smith Elementary (35th & Jasmine) have tremendous needs in their community. Smith is a 96% free- and reduced-lunch school with over 400+ students that live at or below the poverty level. Many of the families struggle all year long, but winter is often the most difficult.
Each year, WCE provides baskets filled with traditional Thanksgiving meal items to 28 families in need, which are comprised by the generous donations of each ECE & K-5th grade class . Room parents help with the donated food coordination -- look for their sign up email!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Westerly Creek Elementary and its families would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the many companies who also generously donated to the PTA Food Pantry.