[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following is a Letter to the Editor, written and submitted by a verified resident. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions of South King Media, nor its staff.]

Hello Community!

There are 45 unhoused (living in shelters with kitchen access) families at McMicken Heights Elementary – that’s around 85-100 students, which is roughly a quarter of their student body. Because school will be out for two full weeks, we are collecting food donations to send with the kids next week.

If you can help with even one can of fruit or one bag of rice, it will make a huge difference for these families. There are 17 Hispanic preferred food families, 3 Halal preferred food families, and 25 stating no preference.

For donation needs and quantities, please see the Sign-Up list here:


Please note that food may be bought in larger bagged portions or cans by the case. We will divide it accordingly.

Donations may also be dropped off at Highline United Methodist Church, (map below) from Sunday, Dec. 17 through Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023, from 1 to 8 p.m. each day.

I truly appreciate the heart of this community that supports so many in need!

In gratitude,
Rev. Jenny Partch
Highline United Methodist Church

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