1. Go out into the community and find businesses who have services and products that your school may need- for example if your child attends a Title 1 school this means 55% or more of the students qualify for SNAP benefits. Ask local bakeries, grocers, and eateries if they have a program for disposing of unused and unspoiled food. Many times we assume no as an answer without even asking for help.
If there is a local printing shop ask if they would be willing to donate unused paper.
Ask artists in the community if they would be interested in school beautification projects such as painting murals, heading an art club, or even teaching a class every few months.
Find out who the school board members are and try to attend one meeting every 3-4 months to find out what issues they are addressing. If you know of a problem bring it to their attention.