Annual Food Drive 2014- Help us close the summer meal gap
May 22, 2014
A&M Insurance is partnering with Northwest Harvest
for our annual Food Drive starting June 1st.
Help us close the summer meal gap.
Children throughout our state will 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? 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 pastas
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