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The Belmond-Klemme School District is excited and proud to be part of a new program to help address and reduce hunger in our community.  Buddy’s Pantry is the Belmond-Klemme School District’s food pantry located at Jacobson Elementary, 1004 7th St. N.E., Belmond.  Families needing food assistance are encouraged to contact the school at (641) 444-4300 extension 1106 and talk to Patty Lane. 

Our pantry is operated by school staff and volunteers who know their students and can help anticipate needs.  All food for our pantry has been donated from the Food Bank of Iowa, supplemented with donations from individuals and groups in the community. We are part of a growing community of school-based food pantries.  There are roughly 100 pantries in the pantry organizers41 counties across Iowa.  Buddy’s Pantry is the second pantry in our community and will be in addition to the existing pantry at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Buddy’s Pantry is open to all students and their families in the Belmond-Klemme District.  For your convenience, we will have a drive through pick up the second Wednesday of every month from 1:00 pm-5:30 pm starting October 14, 2020.  Please enter through the north bus lane entrance for pick up.  However, we also schedule appointments with families as needed.  All information is confidential, but families are asked to confirm that they meet the income eligibility guidelines at their first pickup.

Watch for notifications on our BK website and Facebook page.   

Contact: Contact Patty Lane if you have any questions or need more information.