June 2017 “Give Back” Referral Rewards

June 8, 2017

We want to thank the following people for referring to A&M during May:

Morris Case

Musa Doktoroglu

Dale Jensen –twice

Cihan Kaya

Chhivly Ngor

Mike Skagen

David Skelton

 

Thank you for all the referrals!  Your referrals are the best compliment you can give us.

Each of the referrers will receive either a $10 Regal Entertainment card or $10 Starbucks card. A matching $20 donation for each May referral totaling $160 was given to support our charity of the month NorthWest Harvest. Our June Charity of the month will again be NorthWest Harvest to coincide with our Annual Close the Summer Meal Gap Food Drive which is  June 1st thru July 1st

Why now?  Children throughout our state  begin summer vacation in June.  Although children look forward to the fun and freedom that time out of school brings,  for a surprising number it also means missing meals.  This is very concerning as mild malnutrition during the critical growth periods of childhood can stunt growth and impair brain development.

In fact,  Renton School District reports show 4,027 or 57% of elementary students as of February are on the free or reduced lunch program. Many working families rely on these meal programs and are left struggling during the summer months to feed their children.

A & M wants to help our local kids.   What types of food does Northwest Harvest need?

Northwest Harvest can use any nonperishable food or monetary donations.    Did you know Northwest Harvest can feed a family of three one nutritious meal for just 67 cents?    DONATE here  We have set a $ goal of $500. 

If you prefer to donate food, select shelf-stable food.  Northwest Harvest buys white rice and beans in bulk, so we encourage you to donate other items. Here are some suggestions:

General food items:

Oatmeal
Whole grain pastas
Brown rice
Tomato products
Canned vegetables
Canned fruit, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners)
Canned fish or meat
Shelf-stable milk
Beef stew, chili and similar meals with low sugar and saturated fats

Infant and baby foods:

Baby formula
Canned milk
Infant cereal
Jars of baby food
Powdered or canned milk
They also accept baby diapers
 Bring in any donation during the drive and we will enter your name in a drawing to be held in June for a $25 Starbucks gift card