Neighborhood Connection

Nonprofit Details

Our Address
St. George, Utah
Our Number
435-313-4725

About Us

WHAT IS NEIGHBORHOOD CONNECTION?

Neighborhood Connection is a non-profit organization dedicated to fight childhood hunger.

OUR MISSION

Neighborhood Connection provides supplemental weekend food for school children who qualify for school breakfast & lunch programs.

WHAT ARE PANTRY PACKS?

Pantry Packs are gallon sized ziploc bags filled with enough child friendly, shelf-stable food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and several snacks.

WHO BENEFITS FROM PANTRY PACKS?

In Washington County there are approximately 35,000 students enrolled in grades K-12. Of these students, over 17,000 qualify for free & reduced lunch.

  • Neighborhood Connection serves Pantry Packs to 500 students each week who are at risk of going without food on the weekends.
  • These students are identified by teachers and administrators as children “in need of food assistance.”
  • Distribution is done in such a way as to preserve the dignity of the children and their families.

PARTNER SCHOOLS

  • Coral Cliffs Elementary
  • Panorama Elementary
  • Paradise Canyon Elementary
  • Sunset Elementary
  • Vista School

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A PANTRY PACK?

It is important that each pack has all of the same individual size, child friendly items listed – nothing more, nothing less. Thank you for being mindful of the need for consistency. No child should feel he/she gets more or less than another child.

  • Sliding ziploc gallon size bag
  • Individual service microwavable meals, 7-8 oz. (e.g. mac’n cheese, spaghetti & meatballs, chicken & rice, cup-o-soup)
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Applsauce, fruit cup, or squeeze fruit pouch
  • Pudding cup (shelf stable)
  • Juice box or pouch
  • Instant oatmeal packet
  • Individual package of peanut butter crackers or cheese & crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Fruit snacks
  • Child friendly card with a positive message
GET INVOLVED

It is only because of the support and efforts of the community & volunteer groups that we are able to continue our mission. For this reason, we ask for donations of money, time, and/or food.