The Highline School District is holding a district-wide Food Drive, running from Monday, April 16 through Friday, April 27.
“Help fight hunger!” reads an announcement. “One in five families with children in our area does not have enough money to buy food.”
Students are being asked to bring food items or monetary gifts to school. Financial donations are especially helpful because food banks buy in bulk very inexpensively. A donation of one dollar gives food banks the equivalent of four dollars in buying power!
Food donations should be nutritious, non-perishable foods that are easy to prepare, including peanut butter, canned or dried beans, canned fish, nuts, rice, oatmeal, and whole grain cereals.
“Local food banks are such a critical resource for many of our families,” says Interim Superintendent Alan Spicciati. “We hope families who are able will contribute to the food drive so all students in our community have access to nutritious food.”
Donations go to the Des Moines, Highline, and White Center Food Banks.
To donate, you can drop off food at any Highline School office, or pack your kid’s backpack and make them do it!