• The Robinson Elementary School Food Pantry

    We are delighted to have our food pantry return to 803 Couch Avenue—also known as Robinson Elementary! Last year, because of Covid-19 restrictions, we were not able to house or hold pantry nights at Robinson.

    MANY, MANY thanks to our PTO Robinson Cares Committee for taking over the food pantry last year and to Trinity Presbyterian Church and their volunteers for housing the pantry and staffing our pantry nights.

    Below you will find basic information about our food pantry and how you can be involved.

    When is the pantry open? The pantry is open monthly on Thursday evenings from 6-7:30 (see the schedule of dates above), except for November. The November pantry will be the Monday prior to Thanksgiving. If your family has a need at a different time of the month, please contact one of our counseling team members.

    Where is the pantry? The pantry is housed in Robinson’s basement. We have extensive shelving, a standard size refrigerator and a massive stand-up freezer.

    What items are stocked in the pantry? Items that can typically be found each month at the pantry are: canned goods, boxed dinner kits, breakfast items, cleaning items, and fresh bread, meats, milk, eggs, fruit, vegetables, frozen meals, and hygiene items.

    Who supplies the pantry? We all do! Watch for “The power of 1” flyers each month. We ask that each student/family bring 1 item on the first Tuesday of the month. Almost all of our non-perishable items come from our families. In addition, each month CARITAS, a local non-profit which came out of the St. Gerard Majella Church Parish, purchases and delivers to us an amazing gift of food for our community – all the fresh items which are mentioned above.  Also, you can learn more about CARITAS here:   https://caritasfamilysolutions.org/ 

    Who staffs the pantry? Volunteers from Trinity Presbyterian Church—so all our families may have their privacy. A counseling team staff member is also onsite, in another room.

    Who organizes the pantry? Robinson students! We have students who help bring in the delivery and stock and label our shelves. This is truly a community effort. 

    If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Julie Cohen at 314-213-6100, ext. 4040 or email her julie.cohen@kirkwoodschools.org Thanks!