Kids that are not hungry do better in school. Hungry children struggle academically, have behavioral or emotional issues, more absenteeism, and poorer overall health.
Hunger Impact in our Youth - click here
The Food4Kids program provides food by Fridays to identified students who need extra food over the weekend. The food bags contain two breakfast, lunch, and dinner items; along with two drinks. The nutritional food helps students stay nourished and come back to school on Monday ready to learn.
This program also provides food for local kids during the summer months.
Children served in the following schools: Emerald Hills Elementary, Bonney Lake Elementary, Victor Falls Elementary, Liberty Ridge Elementary, Donald Eismann Elementary, Tehaleh Heights Elementary, Lakeridge Middle School, Mountain View Middle School, and Bonney Lake High School
Interested in donating? There are three ways you can support this program.
Consider a one-item drive. Choose one item from the list below, pickup a donation bin at The Market, text us at 253-303-5909 when full and we will come pick up the bin.1.
2. Fun Group Activity. Get a group together and make food sacks. Click here for process guide.
3. Purchase items. When you go shopping, purchase items that are individual or separately wrapped in larger packaging.
Note: All food items should be easy to open and eat for kids, example, cans should be pop-top (easy to open). No expired items. All non-perishable.