Holiday Help for Hungry Kirkland Kids

Dear Kirkland Angels,

You can make a real difference to needy elementary school children and their families this holiday season.  Kirkland Nourishing Network is working to help feed some of the "neediest of the needy" in Kirkland elementary schools over the long, December holiday school break.  We are working with existing gaps that have been identified by those that see the needs of these children every day.  The teachers and school counselor identify these kids and their families while maintaining confidentiality.  Based on your generosity at Thanksgiving, we have expanded our program to include needy students in all Kirkland elementary schools where we can identify valid, unmet need. This is asking more of the community than we ever have, but you and your friends have met the need on every occasion, so far.  


You and your neighbors that pitch in are the network.  Your response, over the past two years, motivated the broader community into action.  The City of Kirkland is stepping up to increase their support to needy elementary school families that corresponds with where the Kirkland Nourishing Network has been helping. Pantry Packs and HopeLink have partnered to strengthen the weekend backpack program.  


This holiday break we need 280 food boxes to meet the expanded need. That’s 280 families across Kirkland helping our neighbors that don’t have enough to eat.  


1. Please take a look at the web site to see if you can help bring a box of food:


2. Please pass this information along to your contacts that aren't already supporting food insecurity in Kirkland this holiday season. This is particularly important with the expanded scope of our project.


Kirkland has a reputation of stepping up to help its own. The expansion of our efforts to help in more elementary schools is a step toward helping in all Kirkland schools.  Your caring is what will make that possible.  This is real need in our community, right now.  You can make an immediate difference in the lives of these children and their families. 


Thanks for considering these 2 requests.  The holiday break food delivery date is Thursday, Dec. 18, and you may choose a drop-off location in the north or south part of the city.


Dave Asher