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.
Due to covid, we are currently serving 2300 students in 47 schools. We hope to grow so that no MKV student goes unserved.
This is what a normal week looks like.
M- 8:30am-11 we prep the tables and inventory for the Tuesday fill
T- 7:30am-9 or 9-11 we fill over 1000 bags, putting food that was set out from Mondays team into the bags.
Wed. 8:30am-11 same as Monday.
Thursday 7:30-9 and 9-11 Same at Tuesday
Plus on Thursday only
9-10am Picking up boxes of our bags from other agencies to take to the school district
10-11 am Picking up boxes of our bags from US, and taking to the school district
9:30-11:30am Picking up bags from us and taking to the schools.
Please let me know if you are interested in signing up, but know some are full, and we have standby list.
Thank you so much for being interested in helping hungry children in need!