The SCFB would like to recognize a very remarkable 11 year old – Nina! Thinking of others and wanting to help, she organized a party-supply collection drive from local individuals and businesses. Along with the other members of her Girl Scout Troop 44483, she assembled and delivered a whopping 75 “Party-in-a-Bag” donations for Food Bank clients whose children have upcoming birthdays. The response from our clients has been overwhelming!! They are so appreciative and so are we. Thank you Nina and Troop 44483, because of your kindness and generosity, so many children in need will have Happy Birthday celebrations!
Thanks to recent grants from Bickford Motors, The Norcliffe Foundation, The Norman Archibald Foundation and Paccar, the SCFB is now the proud owner of a 2015 Ford Transit 250! It will be put through its paces immediately picking up donated food from local grocery stores, food drives and also delivering groceries to seniors and the disabled. Our previous truck racked up over 115,000 miles serving the community and we look forward to logging many more miles of meals in our new workhorse. When you see us on the road, be sure to wave!
Throughout the month of June, Northwest farmers will lead a donation campaign in partnership local Fred Meyer stores. When you visit, you can donate cash at check-out or put food in the collection bins. You can also donate online anytime at Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger. Proceeds will help provide nutrient-rich foods, like milk, cheese and yogurt to hungry families. Thank you for participating!
All area kids age 18 and younger are invited to join us again this summer at our Kids’ Café summer breakfast and lunch program. There is no pre-registration or sign-up. Kids just need to show up and enjoy a great breakfast and/or lunch. Make sure you also keep a lookout for the Book Café in a neighborhood near you! The Book Café has partnered with the Kids’ Café to deliver free books for students to read throughout the summer. Both programs are free! Locations and times can be found here. Thank you to the Tulalip Tribes and Bickford Motors for helping fund these incredible programs.
You might not remember what you did on Saturday May 9th…but you should! Your donation to the 23rd Annual Letter Carriers Food Drive helped collect 21,853 pounds of much needed food and $85.00 for the hungry in Snohomish. The Snohomish community has always been extremely generous delivering hope to neighbors in need and your participation is truly inspiring. The cans of soup, jars of peanut butter and boxes of cereal (just to mention a few) you donated will ensure our clients are fed year round. Thank you Snohomish for your incredible community spirit!
And an extra big thank-you to Kohl’s and Target for sending their employees to volunteer for the day!