Family Resources

MHS School Counselors can help students in need of food, clothing, or supplies to safeguard their social/emotional and academic development.  

Food Backpack Program

The Food Backpack program is supported by the Idaho Food Bank.  The Counseling Office sends backpacks home with students in need on Fridays; these include snacks and meals that are easy to prepare.  There is no cost or obligation for the family.  If your family would benefit from this programs, your student can ask an MHS school counselor to be added to the list.

MHS Food Pantry

An Idaho Food Bank School Pantry (grant funded by the Latah County Community Foundation) is conveniently located in the Moscow High School to help you get food for your family for no charge.

Thursday, September 26, 2019 2PM - 4PM
Friday, October 25, 2019 2PM - 4PM
Friday, November 29, 2019 2PM - 4PM
Thursday, December 19, 2019 2PM - 4PM
TBD January 2020 2PM - 4PM
TBD February 2020 2PM - 4PM
TBD March 2020 2PM - 4PM
TBD April 2020 2PM - 4PM
TBD May 2020 2PM - 4PM

Use the main 5th Street entrance (the pantry is downstairs from the office).  Stop in during these hours, and school staff or volunteers will happily assist you in building a food box for your family.  To access the pantry by appointment or for more information, contact Diana Hicke or Kayce Gregory at 208-882-2591.

P.S. the Summer 2020 meal program is continuing into the fall, at least temporarily.  Students can pick up a lunch at Lena Whitmore or via the school bus routes.


Purposity is a mobile app that pairs Moscow students in need with a network of generous donors from the community.  Students who need something can ask an MHS counselor to submit an anonymous request for them.  Donors then see the request through the Purposity app, which is available on through the App Store or Google Play.

Homeless Support

Moscow School District seeks to ensure the educational rights and protections for youth experiencing homelessness.

Who is a homeless student?

  • A student who lacks a fixed, regular, and/or adequate nighttime residence;
  • A student who lives with friends or relatives, including grandparents, due to the loss of home or economic hardship;
  • A student living in a motel, camp ground, shelter, car, abandoned building, or awaiting foster care placement. In other words, a student who spends nights in a place not designed for regular and fixed sleeping accommodations.

If you believe that your child may meet the criteria above, please contact your child's counselor to find out more about available supports:

Charlene Jakich
Class of 2020
Class of 2022 Q-Z
Diana Hicke
Class of 2021
Class of 2022 A-G
Wes Andrews
Class of 2023
Class of 2022 H-P