We want to thank the following people for referring to A&M during May:
Dale Jensen –twice
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 a $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? 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:
Whole grain pasta
Canned fruit, especially with low sugar (but not artificial sweeteners)
Canned fish or meat
Beef stew, chili, and similar meals with low sugar and saturated fats
Infant and baby foods:
Jars of baby food
Powdered or canned milk
They also accept baby diapers