McKinley Food Pantry

Our school’s food pantry is available to all families of McKinley students. The food pantry is open every Tuesday evening from 4 – 6 p.m. or by appointment Monday through Friday. Dry goods, refrigerated and frozen items are available with quantities determined by the number of people living in the household.

To access the pantry, come to the double doors on the east side of the building (just south of the main entrance) and ring the buzzer. Only one family will be allowed to use the family at a time to ensure privacy.

As a result of the food pantry, the “backpack buddies” program has been discontinued. Families who received sacks of non-perishable food each Friday are encouraged to utilize the food pantry instead. If you have any questions, please contact Molly Girsch, our Community Schools Coordinator, at You can also call or text Molly at 515-867-3015.