Last November, we ran a story about the community-wide effort to help Edmonds School District homeless students by providing donations of portable, individually-wrapped snacks for bus drivers to hand out to these often-hungry students who go via school bus to cars, motels and shelters after school. At that time, the district’s count of homeless students was 250, but that number has since grown to 430 — and the need for donations is great.
Options include applesauce cups with plastic spoons, graham crackers, granola bars, pretzels and juice boxes, since the students may not have access to a microwave or stove at home. You can donate items like these at a drop box inside Revelations in Edmonds, to be delivered to the School District by an Edmonds Moms Facebook page member. You can also take the donations directly to the Edmonds School District administrative office at 20420 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood, right next to Edmonds Community College.
There are also plans underway to get food and snacks to the kids over the summer break.
Also welcome are donations of school supplies, book bags and cash that can cover hotel vouchers for students needing immediate shelter, especially in bad weather. You can contact Leanne Brisbois with questions at 425-431-7146.