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Food Drive Success!

Last month we featured a plea from Leschi Elementary Reading Tutor Melissa Woodbridge and her fellow reading tutors. They knew that many students eat two meals a day at the school: breakfast and lunch, and they worried about the Midwinter break when students are off for an entire week (2/20-2/25). They compiled a list of food items requested by the families and made arrangements to put the donated items into bags or boxes for each family in need.

Here’s Melissa’s report:

“Our food drive was a huge success! With donations from six different grocery stores (Leschi Market, Central Coop, Grocery Outlet, Safeway, Target, and Trader Joe’s), we collected almost 500 food items for Leschi and White Center Heights Elementary. At Leschi alone, we were able to pack around 130 backpacks for kids to take home for the break next week. This included donations from Immaculate Conception Church. Families are coming in today and tomorrow to pick up food. We want to thank all of the grocery stores for their generous donations, and also the individuals who donated when we were tabling outside of Leschi Market” (and those who left food at the School.)

Thanks to all who donated food items and a big Thank You to the reading tutors who recognized the need and worked to solve the problem.

~Diane Snell

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