PANTRY PACKS POWERED BY THE LAKE WASHINGTON SCHOOLS FOUNDATION PROVIDES WEEKEND FOOD PACKS FOR FOOD-INSECURE LWSD STUDENTS EACH WEEK  

When kids don’t get enough to eat, they can’t concentrate and they can’t learn. Lake Washington School District (LWSD) offers meals throughout the week to our Bell families in-need; however, many of these families don't have enough food to get through weekends or school breaks.​
Each week (with community donations of time, funds, and kid-friendly food), volunteers with the Lake Washington Schools Foundation come together to make weekend food packs for food-insecure families. Then, Leslie Victor (Bell PTSA co-treasurer) drives to pick-up these packs of food. She then heads to the grocery store and purchases fresh produce to add to the packs (as they only include shelf-stable products). For longer weekends or school breaks, Leslie adds substantially more food and fresh produce to the food packs. Check out this recent Facebook post to Learn more about the amazing work Leslie does for this program, every week! 
 
If your family needs support (e.g., food, clothing, family resources, etc.) please reach out to the school counselor, Brittni Zackery, at bzacjery@lwsd.org. Note: all information is confidential between the family and the school counselor. The PTSA has no visibility to which families need help. We simply work with the community to fulfill the need.

 YOU CAN HELP!
 

           Make sure to select the "AG Bell Elementary c/o Leslie Victor" gift registry address, so the item(s) ship directly to Bell.

 

  • DONATE KID FRIENDLY NON-PERISHABLE FOOD AT THE SCHOOL (buzz the front door to drop off)

    Following is a list of items most desired by Pantry Packs:

    • Peanut Butter/Jelly (in plastic jars)
    • Crackers (Ritz, Saltines, Graham)
    • Pasta
    • Mac-N-Cheese
    • Instant Oatmeal
    • Carnation Instant Breakfast packets
    • Pancake Mix/Syrup                                             
    • Granola bars/Protein bars
    • Applesauce/Fruit cups                                         
    • Microwave Popcorn
    • Individually Packaged snack crackers                   
    • Fruit snacks/Fruit leather
    • Canned Fruit/veggies    
    • Refried Beans
    • Canned Soup (chicken noodle)                            
    • Canned chili/ravioli/Spaghettio's
    • Shelf-stable milk cartons (approx 8 oz containers)

 

 

Questions/feedback: email pantrypacks@agbellptsa.org 

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