In its second year serving families, the Oasis Offerings Food Pantry has received a $2,000 grant from Walmart. The money received will be used to help stock the pantry for the 2022-2023 school year.
Offerings has continued to grow, consistently increasing the number of families and individuals helped each month. The growth has also meant expanding the items available. The pantry now has a variety of hygiene and cleaning products to offer families such as soap, paper towels, diapers, toothbrushes, feminine hygiene products, shampoos, and more.
“We know that students cannot learn if they are hungry and, in the past, we have always tried to make sure students have a snack or lunch if needed. Offerings has helped more students and families feel more secure about where their next meal will come from,” Shelley Kelly Oasis Academy Offerings Facilitator and School Counselor explained.
The grant, partnership with the Foodbank of Northern Nevada, and continued donations from individuals will ensure that necessities such as fresh produce, meat, cheese, eggs, dairy, and hygiene products are readily available.
“We are so thankful for the partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. This would not have been possible without the help from our CFO and FBNN Board Member Dusty Casey for bringing this crucial resource to our school,” added Kelly.
“The grant from Walmart has meant so much to the families that depend on Offerings for supplemental food. During our first open pantry this school year we served over 100 people. Walmart’s grant made it possible for us to provide fresh produce and other critical needs items. Without Walmart we would not have been able to provide these items to our families especially so early in the school year.”
To donate Offerings or to learn more contact Mrs. Shelley Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.oanv.org/page/oasis-academy-offerings-food-pantry.