We are a newer nonprofit, whose sole mission is to feed hungry students for the weekend. In the Seattle Public School District there are 52,000 students in 98 schools. Out of that 20,000 qualify for free and reduced lunch. Out of that, 3044 are identified as homeless through the Mckinney Vento Federal Act which qualifies them as having no adequate nighttime residence. They are on the street, car, shelter, hotel, or doubled up.
For many of those MKV students, they rely solely on the food at school, so from Friday lunch to Monday breakfast it's a long time. We hope to fix that with a weekend hunger bag that has 13 items for them to take home and eat for the weekend, filling a belly which would have gone empty.
We are currently serving 803 students in 21 schools. We hope to grow so that no MKV student goes unserved.
We back bags every Friday (following the school dist calendar) in our warehouse on Seattle Blvd S
We have 2 volunteer shifts, and right now our highest need is drivers:
9-11- Packers- the filling of the bags
10-12 Drivers- delivering all that food to the schools- any car will do!
We also have a Wednesday group doing set up, inventory, bagging, and organizing donations.
9am- 12 - we need 5 more volunteers.
Please let me know if you are interested in signing up, and email me your dates that you can commit.