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Letters | Mount Si Food Bank’s Summer Cupboard continues to feed children, with your help

Hunger is a year-round concern, yet summer presents an even greater challenge to families with school-age children, normally the recipients of free breakfasts and lunches throughout the school year.

In 2011, Mount Si Food Bank started the Summer Cupboard program in an effort to address this nutritional gap. During the weeks of summer, families with school age children received additional breakfast, lunch and snack items along with their regular groceries.

This year, we extended an invitation to our community to support Summer Cupboard. We want to thank the following contributors for their outstanding efforts in making it a success: Snoqualmie Elementary School, Kidz Bounce, Snoqualmie Falls Brewery, Mount Si Lutheran Church and Genie Industries.

Collectively, we raised nearly $5,000 and collected over 200 pounds of kid-friendly food. It is with this community support that we are able to provide nutritious food that is crucial for healthy child development, growth and learning.

If you are interested in learning more about Summer Cupboard or supporting the Mount Si Food Bank please visit our website at mtsifoodbank.org or contact us at (425) 888-0096.

Heidi Dukich

Executive Director, Mt Si Food Bank

 

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