District’s Pathways food shelf still seeking donations

Anoka-Hennepin’s Pathways food shelf, which distributes food and other essentials to the district’s high schools, Jackson Middle School, Coon Rapids Middle School and Compass, is seeking donations and community partnerships.

McKinley Elementary School’s fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop No. 13310 recently donated 907 items to District 11’s Pathways food shelf. The food shelf is seeking additional food donations, but community partnerships similar to the one demonstrated by the girls. Photo submitted

McKinley Elementary School’s fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop No. 13310 recently donated 907 items to District 11’s Pathways food shelf. The food shelf is seeking additional food donations, but community partnerships similar to the one demonstrated by the girls. Photo submitted

Items of need

Items of need currently include canned meats, fruits and vegetables, pasta, boxed dinners, peanut butter, rice, baby food, shampoo and conditioner and laundry detergent. A full list of the most needed items is available on the district website.

Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., at 11238 Crooked Lake Blvd. N.W., Coon Rapids.

Community partners

McKinley Elementary School’s fifth-grade Girl Scout Troop No. 13310 is an example of the community partnerships Pathways food shelf is seeking.

The troop collected 907 items during a food drive held at the school carnival April 12 and also hosted a community drop off day at McKinley and Roosevelt elementary schools last month. For their efforts, the girls earned the Girl Scout’s Bronze Award, which requires 20 hours of community service that impacts the community in a positive way.

For community groups and organizations interested in forming a partnership with the food shelf, contact Pathways Work Coordinator Stacy Olson at stacy.olson@anoka.k12.mn.us. Learn more about the program on the Pathways website at http://www.anoka.k12.mn.us/pathways.

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