Food Drive for Weekend Food for Kids

This month we’re helping the Ballard Food Bank with their Weekend Food for Kids program! Here’s a little about that program from their website:

“Hungry children cannot concentrate or perform well in school. Weekend Food for Kids provides a weekend backpack of nutritious and delicious food for children whose families are struggling and need assistance.

Participation in Weekend Food for Kids is confidential. School staff, teachers, and family members identify students who would benefit from weekend meals. Each week the Food Bank provides partner schools with the food. School personnel or volunteers then discreetly distribute bags of food to students on Thursday or Fridays. 

We invite families with children in Seattle public elementary, middle, and high schools in our service area to participate.  This program runs throughout the school year, September to June. We take care to adjust food items for students who have food allergies or special dietary needs, and make sure items are culturally appropriate.”

Please participate by dropping off these items at one of our locations this month – we’ll make the donation at the end of November!