Fargo South High School
Bruin Food Pantry
Issues related to hunger remain high in Fargo and we are seeing the effects of this at South High School. In an effort to mitigate hunger at our school, staff has put together the Bruin Food Pantry on campus that students will have access to for emergency food needs.
Studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Pediatrics, and the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry document the negative effects of hunger on children's academic performance and behavior in school. Hungry children have lower math scores. They are also more likely to repeat a grade, come to school late, or miss school entirely.
Currently, 41%of students at Fargo South High School utilize the free and reduced meal program. Often times, these are the only meals students receive during their day. Fargo South staff are volunteering their time and resources to run the Bruin Food Pantry to provide students and their families with access to emergency food and essential items. Students are able to visit the Bruin Food Pantry during regularly scheduled school days.
Your donations will help pay for food, essential items, and expand the program to include the Backpack program, summer meals, a place to store fresh produce, and provide monthly prepackaged boxes of food to families in need. Every donation received by the Bruin Food Pantry will go towards the success and welfare of students and their families in our community.