Common Kids was established in 2014 in response to a growing interest among neighborhood parents for family-friendly volunteer opportunities at the pantry. The program is geared toward 5-12 y/o children too young to volunteer on their own, but still capable of learning about food insecurity and making a valuable contribution to our Common Pantry family. Through special projects, events, education and fundraising Common Kids encourages an understanding and compassion toward our neediest neighbors, as well as ultimately instilling a lifelong commitment to community service and social impact. 


Upcoming events/community engagement:

  • Lemonade Stand Challenge Now through Labor Day, Sept. 2
    The Lemonade Stand Challenge aims to turn a favorite summertime activity into an opportunity for kids to contribute to a very important cause: reducing hunger. It is an initiative designed by the Pantry’s Common Kids Committee to help raise awareness about hunger in this country.  Contact lemonadestandchallenge@gmail.com for more information or call Common Pantry with questions 773.327.0553