• Gips families in transistion

    Grand Island Public Schools’ Families in Transition (FIT) outreach team aims to promote the scholastic success of students in transitional living situations. Students that are considered ‘in transition’ are those of families living with other families, in shelters, motels, or living in the streets. Assuring these students are provided basic home and school resources is critical given that currently, Hall County, Grand Island, Nebraska has one of the highest poverty and transient rates in the entire state. Specifically speaking, 42.2% of the county’s families with children do not own their home and 45.4% of children belong in low-income families, according to Voices for Children data.

    Families in Transition (FIT) is a program within the outreach center housed on the first floor of the Kneale Administration Building; 123 S Webb Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803.


    • Food for Thought
    • Every Friday qualifying students are provided a bag of food to supplement meals over the weekend
    • Action Cab taxi vouchers
    • Transportation aid for students to and from school
    • School supplies and hygiene products
    • Backpacks, pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, crayons, scissors, glue, etc.
    • Shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine products, etc. 
    • Clothing and shoes for both adults and children (supply may vary)
    • Archipelago is a food pantry, clothing, hygiene products, and washer/dryer station for students at Grand Island Senior High


    • Monday through Friday
    • 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

    We welcome home goods and non-perishable food donations!



    View the list of Food Pantries in Hall County



    For Families in Transition inquiries please contact:

    Caitlin Morganflash
    Families in Transition Coordinator
    123 S Webb Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803
    308-385-5900 Ext. 1204

    For Archipelago inquiries please contact:

    Brian Whitecalf
    Community Liaison for Secondary Education
    Grand Island Senior High, Room 108
    2124 N Lafayette Avenue, Grand Island, NE 68803