Edmonds School Board to honor champion of food program for homeless students

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An Edmonds School District employee who championed a longstanding grassroots effort to feed students will be honored by the School Board during its Tuesday, Sept. 23 meeting.

Leanne Brisbois did more than schedule students buses; she worked tirelessly to ensure District students in transitional housing or homeless were being fed. Fed on rides to and from school and provided with easy to prepare items to eat over the weekend. Word spread.

Community groups and individuals rallied to collect food items and Brisbois worked tirelessly to get the items bagged, organized and delivered. Now the program will turn into a network in which the District will partner with the Foundation for the Edmonds School District and other community groups.

“Leanne’s dedication to students success beyond the scope of what her job required should be acknowledged and applauded,’ said Karena Hooks, coordinator of the District’s Department for Diversity, Equity and Outreach. “Without her vision, the idea of supporting this essential aspect of student learning would not be in a position to grow and expand.”

The School Board of Directors will recognize Leanne Brisbois during its meeting at 6:30 p.m. during the portion of the meeting called “Board Celebrations.”

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  1. LeAnne is a gem! Her tireless and caring heart has provided many children in our district with food that would not have it otherwise. Yes, here in Edmonds there are students who don’t have enough to eat every day! Shocking! I was one of the volunteers working with LeAnne during the school year to provide food. She even organized food to be delivered each week this past summer! Blessings to her and this program!

  2. I want to second everything that Maureen said. LeAnn is a blessing to the children of the Edmonds district. Along with Maureen and Susan Larson, another neighbor
    here at Point Edwards, we delivered food weekly this summer to 5 families in Edmonds and fell in love with each and everyone one of them. Each week we picked up the food from LeAnne which was bagged and sorted and ready to go. Lets hope we can keep this program going. Cheers for LeAnne!

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