Parents Pantry Program

We keep our pantries stocked with nutritious food so families never have to wonder where their next meal will come from. But it’s no secret that New York is one of the most expensive cities in the country. Keeping our pantries filled places a constant financial strain on our House.

Our Parents Pantry Program helps us meet this challenge by providing food, paper goods, and other staples through donations from local schools.

More than 90 participating schools host donation drives to collect non-perishable foods, paper goods, toiletries, and other necessities for daily life. We pick up the donations and bring them back to the House.

Back at the House, our resident parents can “shop” for items they need from the Parents Pantry at no cost. Since the program’s inception, hundreds of families have benefited. This program helps relieve families of stress and financial burdens, so they can focus on what’s most important: the health of their child!

We hope to expand our program by bringing more schools on board. If you would like your school to help provide crucial support for families that are battling pediatric cancer, please write to Terry Bovin at