Resource closets provide essentials to families in need

Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 8:45am
Child eating veg

To be learning-ready, students must be warm, safe and fed.

Schools are the hub of the community and are in the best position to respond immediately when a child and their family are in need. Resource closets are a tool that foster trust and security and allow students to be part of a community of learners.

Resource closet

In response to our community’s needs, the Five Star Education Foundation and the Office of Whole Child Initiatives have coordinated to create emergency resource closets at 33 Adams 12 Five Star Schools to provide immediate assistance to families in need. These closets provide fresh and shelf-stable food, hygiene materials, basic clothing (warm jackets, socks, underwear), and essential household items for families. This triage support keeps students coming to school while giving families time to tap into long term support.

This initiative is increasing school attendance, provides social-emotional support to students and their families, and allows the district to meet the needs of our students in other ways as well. Through generous support from the Adams County Foundation, Safeway and Albertsons Foundation, Kaiser Permanente Foundation, Tri-County Health, Food for Hope, Centura Health/St. Anthony’s Hospital and more, we are working to meet the very real needs of our students every day.

​​The Five Star Education Foundation is the exclusive nonprofit partner supporting Five Star students by removing barriers to provide pathways towards success in life and in a strong community. Make a difference and support our students by donating today!

If you need anything from the closet, please reach out to your school (sites listed below). If your school doesn't have a resource closet and you are in need, please contact Lisle Reed with our Student and Family Outreach Program to get tapped into support.

Schools with Resource Closets

Resource closet

Arapahoe Ridge Elementary

Centennial Elementary 

Century Middle School

Cherry Drive Elementary

Coronado Hills Elementary

Crossroads Middle School / Vantage Point High School

Federal Heights Elementary

FutureForward at Bollman

FutureForward at Washington Square

Hillcrest Elementary

Leroy Drive Elementary

Malley Drive Elementary

McElwain Elementary

Mountain Range High 

North Mor Elementary

North Star Elementary

Northglenn High School

Northglenn Middle School

Pathways Future Center 

Riverdale Elementary

Rocky Mountain Elementary

Shadow Ridge Middle

Silver Hills Middle

Skyview Elementary

Stellar Elementary

STEM Launch 

Stukey Elementary

Thornton Elementary

Thornton Middle

Thornton High 

Westlake Middle

Westview Elementary

Woodglen Elementary