Based on the community's generosity at Thanksgiving, they have expanded their program to include needy students in all
Kirkland elementary schools where they can identify valid, unmet need. This is asking more than they ever have, but
Kirkland has have met the need on every occasion, so far.
Those that pitch in ARE the network. The community's response, over the past two years, motivated much broader
participation. The City is stepping up to increase support to needy elementary school families that corresponds with
where the Kirkland Nourishing Network has been helping. Pantry Packs and HopeLink have partnered to strengthen the
weekend backpack program.
This holiday break Kirkland Nourishing Network needs 280 food boxes to meet the expanded need. That's 330 donors helping those in our community that don't have enough to eat.
1. Please take a look at the web site to see if you can help bring a box of food: http://www.mysignup.com/decemberholidaybreak
2. Please pass this request along to any of your friends and neighbors who aren't already supporting food insecurity in our community.
Kirkland has a reputation of stepping up to help its own. The expansion of our efforts to help in more elementary
schools is a step toward helping in all Kirkland schools. Your caring is what will make that possible. This is real
need in our community, right now. You can make an immediate difference in the lives of these children and
Thanks for considering these 2 requests. The holiday break food delivery date is Thursday, Dec. 18, and you may
choose a drop-off location in the north or south part of the city.