Fresh Fruit for Hungry Kids - Join the Donation Network

For 6 or 7 years the Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association has been coordinating the collection of fresh fruit for the weekend back pack program at Chief Joseph Elementary. 

We are doing it again this year. 

Who gets a weekend back pack? Any child who clearly comes to school hungry on Monday mornings.

What do you do? You say, "Yes, I want to join the Donation Network."

You'll get an e-mail early in the month listing your week to donate and the number of individual pieces of fresh fruit to bring to the school by Wednesday noon that week. Last year it was 40 pieces each week. You might be asked to donate twice during the school year; most folks only need to donate once to cover all weeks. 

You also will be asked to consider donating $5 gift cards (completely up to you) to Fred Meyer or the Grocery Outlet in late November. This helps kids eat over the long winter break, gives them autonomy in what they buy, and a lighter load to carry home when school lets out in December for the Holidays.

So, want to join us? Last year 22 of your neighbors contributed. If "YES," email Ginger at ginger.edws@gmail.com. 

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