Local business partners load donated food items into the SnackPack mobile. About 220 homeless students in the Tukwila School District receive weekend meals from the Tukwila Weekend SnackPack Program every Friday throughout the school year. (PRNewsfoto/Inspirus Credit Union)

Local business partners load donated food items into the SnackPack mobile. About 220 homeless students in the Tukwila School District receive weekend meals from the Tukwila Weekend SnackPack Program every Friday throughout the school year. (PRNewsfoto/Inspirus Credit Union)

Helping homeless Tukwila students get meals

  • Sunday, February 11, 2018 9:30am
  • Life

The following is a press release from inspirus credit union.

According to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, nearly 40,000 students across Washington State are homeless. That’s 40,000 students who are provided school meals during the week, and might go without food over the weekend.

For the Tukwila School District, there is now a way for homeless students to get weekend meals.

StillWaters: Services for Families in Transition is a Tukwila-based nonprofit currently working with the district to provide homeless students with weekend meals that they might otherwise go without. The Program provides 220 students in the Tukwila School District with weekend meals.

An auction will be held to raise money to continue providing students with weekend meals. Tickets for the auction go on sale Feb.9, 2018. Tickets can be purchased online until March 2.

The auction will take place on March 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave S, Tukwila, WA 98168.

Businesses like Inspirus Credit Union can sponsor the auction by emailing StillWaters.

“The students are wonderful kids, they work hard and enjoy life even with the struggles they face,” said StillWaters Founder Jenny McCoy. “Each Friday when we come to the schools to deliver these meals, we are greeted by excited, friendly faces which confirms that what we are doing is truly important.”

Anyone interested in giving can visit StillWaters website to make one-time and recurring donations to support the program. Food contributions can be dropped off at Inspirus Credit Union, located at 5200 Southcenter Blvd., Seattle, WA.

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