The Griffin 2nd grade Wolf Cub Scout den is sponsoring a food drive for the Thurston County Food Bank with emphasis on food for the FORkids Backpack program Monday, April 13th thru Friday, May 1st. Collection bins will be located at the Griffin School inside the main entrance and middle school entrance.
Did you know that last summer The Olympian reported that there are 671 homeless children in Thurston County? To help these youth, the Thurston County Food Bank has a FORkids Backpack program to help kids at 30 local elementary schools (preschool – 6th grade) – Griffin included. The FORkids Backpack program serves 600 kids weekly!
The Food Bank puts together packets for the area kids that provide meals for two days that can include: individual cold cereal box, hot cereal packet, non-perishable milk, juice box, cup-of-soup, easy mac, two fruit cups, pudding, a protein (items like: vienna sausages, beef jerky, tuna and cracker packets and poptop ravioli type items) granola bar, and peanut butter crackers or cheese crackers. These supplies are put in a zip lock bag and discretely put in the student’s backpack on Friday.
Unfortunately, the Food Bank has to purchase a lot of these items, and they don’t get a price break. They can especially use protein items.
Double Your Monetary Donations in April
The Feinstein Foundation is matching donations made to the Food Bank in April. If you wish for your monetary donations to go toward the backpack program make checks payable to the Thurston County Food Bank and in the memo section designate the “FORkids backpack program”. Many employers have a matching program too.
Please mail monetary donations to:
Thurston County Food Bank
220 NE Thurston
Olympia, WA 98501
The Griffin staff cannot collect monies going to the Food Bank.
Thank you for your support.
The Wolf Cubs
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