The Community Service Committee is happy to announce that we are ready to kick off our school wide Student Hunger Service Project for the 2016-17 school year. We are partnering with the Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) again this year to provide nutritious weekend meals for students on free and reduced meal plans. While these students have access to breakfast and lunch at school, for many, the weekends can be a challenge. We want every student in north Seattle to have an equal chance at academic success so we have committed to assembling 100 weekend meal packs every month, starting in November.
Each month, a grade will be responsible for collecting specific items for the HIP packs followed by a packing party where parents and students get to come together to assemble the 100 packs. We will be starting with our fifth graders followed by fourth grade and will work our way down to kindergarten who will host the final food drive and packing party in April.
During your student’s month, please look for a sign up genius from your room parents to sign up for specific individually wrapped items. You can also refer to the Student Hunger Service Project page for links to classroom sign-ups. Collection bins will be classrooms during the collection period. At the end of the month you can join with other families to assemble the food you’ve collected into packs that will go home with students throughout north Seattle.
Please direct any questions to Leeann Huntington.