Giving Back: Edmonds schools foundation delivers holiday meals to families in need

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Volunteers delivering  meals to families in need. (Photo courtesy of
Volunteers prepare to deliver meals to Edmonds School District families. (Photo courtesy of Foundation for Edmonds School District)

The Foundation for Edmonds School District announced Friday that it has delivered 58 holiday meals to students in need at 17 Edmonds School District schools as part of its Nourishing Network program.

Absher Construction Company, through its Holiday Lights program, donated 50 meals with a value of $1,237.50. Meal donations were also received from Mill Creek Four Square Church, and families from Edmonds-Heights K-12 school, valued at over $200. “Thanks to the very generous donations from these caring community members, 58 families will have a special holiday meal to share,” said Foundation Executive Director Deb Anderson. “The spirit of holiday is great in our community and we feel blessed to share in their plentiful gifts.”

Holiday meal baskets included a turkey, a 5-lb. bag of potatoes, corn, beans, stuffing, rolls and brownie mix.

The Nourishing Network program is a weekend meal program to help nourish homeless and low-income families in the Edmonds School District. Currently, there are over 250 homeless students, and 37 percent of families on free and reduced lunch programs. Often these students leave school Friday and do not have another meal until Monday morning.

Donations for the Nourishing Network program can be made to the Foundation for Edmonds School District, P. O. Box 390, Lynnwood, WA 98046 or www.foundationesd.org.

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