School Food Pantry and Uniform Closet

posted Nov 6, 2015, 5:18 AM by Lara Reedick   [ updated Nov 6, 2015, 5:18 AM ]

Kindezi Food Pantry

Kindezi O4W is now taking donations for the Kindezi Old Fourth Ward Food Pantry.

Right now we would like donations of canned  goods.  Please leave your donations in the Parent Teacher Resource Room. 

The pantry is open to all Kindezi families – no restrictions.  The official opening day of the pantry will be announced at a later date.  

Contact Erika Henson at for more information. 

Food Pantry Items Needed 

The following items are needed to stock our food pantry.  In addition to food items, some non-food
items are needed as well:
  • Peanut butter 
  • Baby foods & infant formula 
  • Diet foods (low in sugar & salt) 
  • Flour, salt & sugar 
  • Soup (canned or dehydrated) 
  • Spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce 
  • Pancake mix 
  • Tuna or canned chicken 
  • Canned vegetables 
  • Milk (dry or evaporated) 
  • Pasta (macaroni, spaghetti, etc.) 
  • Crackers 
  • Canned meats or stews 
  • Beans 
  • Rice 
  • Cereals, oatmeal or grits 
  • Coffee & tea 
  • Fruits (canned or dehydrated) 
  • Honey, syrup, or jelly 
  • Juices (canned or dehydrated) 
  • Mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup 
  • Cooking oils or solid shortening 
  • Cornmeal or cornbread mix 
  • Soap & shampoo 
  • Toothpaste & denture cleaner 
  • Toilet paper 
  • Diapers & sanitary napkins 
  • Detergent & cleaning supplies 
  • Foil & plastic wrap 

Kindezi Uniform Closet

Kindezi O4W is taking donations so families can have extra uniform pieces to get them through a growth spurt or period of need. As your child outgrows a uniform, please wash it and bring it to school for the closet. 

We are looking for gently worn khakis, green uniform shirts, and black or navy cardigans along with girls’ black and navy bike shorts (to be worn under jumpers). New uniform pieces are great, too! Maybe you can BODO (buy one, donate one) next time you are purchasing.

Please take your donation to the Parent Resource Room and when the closet is ready we’ll make an announcement. For questions, please contact Moria Deshpande at