The McKinley Pantry at Garden Hills Elementary School officially opened its doors in February 2015. The McKinley Pantry at Garden Hills is part of the Eastern Illinois Foodbank’s School Pantry Program and is currently available to any family in need that has a child enrolled in Garden Hills Elementary School. The school was previously a part of EIF’s BackPack Program and shifted focus to the School Pantry Program in order to serve more families. The School Pantry is open to families every second and fourth Tuesday of the Month from 4 -7 pm. Being a part of the School Pantry Program has allowed The McKinley Pantry at Garden Hills to distribute an assortment of food and grocery product to families. Pantry items including fresh and canned fruits and vegetables, prepared meals (like macaroni & cheese), beans, peanut butter, pastas, rice, soups, canned meals (such as ravioli), bread, cereals and snack food items. The School Pantry also offers a different nonfood item each month. Items include baby food, toiletries and cleaning products.