The Foster Pantry is a community closet set up to be tangible support for foster parents. The idea arose when a woman by the name of Kim Breeden and her girl scout troops did a project that involved collecting materials to help foster parents such as: clothes, cribs, high chairs, etc.
Most of the time kids that come into custody in our community are brought into our homes with little to nothing. Carrying a trash bag or a grocery bag filled with whatever the social worker can grab in the small amount of time allotted to them when getting the kids out of situations.
The Foster Pantry is designed to be a catalyst for our community. By preparing “grab bags” that will have a week’s worth of supplies for foster parents we will hopefully eliminate the rush to get to the store and prepare for the next day. The goal is for any foster parent to be ready for when they get the call.
Note: The Foster Pantry is a separate entity from New Hanover DSS. Even though we are here for New Hanover DSS licensed families we are not affiliated.