HomeStreet Bank donates $5,000 to Nourishing Network program

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Deborah Anderson, Executive Director of the Foundation, stands with Marilla Sargent of HomeStreet Bank. A $5,000 check is held between them.

HomeStreet Bank donated $5,000 to the Foundation for Edmonds School District Thursday to support of the Foundation’s Nourishing Network program.

The Nourishing Network program is a weekend meal program to help feed homeless and low-income families in the Edmonds School District. Currently, there are over 640 homeless students and an average of 7,400 families are on free and reduced lunch programs. Often these students leave school Friday and do not have another meal until Monday morning.

“It is my pleasure on behalf of HomeStreet to provide a charitable gift of $5,000 towards this important program,” said Marilla Sargent, Vice President and Banking Center Manager of the Mountlake Terrace facility. “Hunger doesn’t just happen during school hours. Students that are not food insecure are better prepared to learn on Monday morning.”

For over 32 years, the Foundation has supported students, teachers and schools by putting money they raise where it enhances student learning the most — directly into schools and classrooms. With an all-volunteer board and active community participants, the Foundation has successfully provided Edmonds School District with a dynamic partnership in educating our children.

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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