Holiday gift idea: Help hungry kids | Letter

Thank you for publishing the letter to consider giving to our local charitable organizations. Another worthy nonprofit organization is Backpack Meals for Kids. Our volunteers buy, pack and deliver meals to 22 schools in the Bellevue School District each week for 320 children who do not have enough to eat on the weekends! From the rising rents to minimum paying jobs, parents of these kids are struggling to pay their bills. There are more than 250 homeless children.

Counselors from elementary to high schools identify students who qualify for supplemental meals, which helps them to stave off the pangs of hunger and be ready for school on Mondays. Sponsor a child for $40 a month or any amount of your choice. For more information, check out our website

Farida Hakim


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