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Feeding Hungry Tacoma Families
When Tacoma mom Anne Jones learned about hungry kids in the Tacoma School District, and that many teachers were reaching into their own pockets to buy food for kids, she decided that she needed to do something to help. That was in 2016 when Snacks for Schools was born.
Pre-COVID, the volunteers mostly delivered snacks to kids at Tacoma elementary schools that have 70 percent or more families receiving free and reduced lunches. Those snacks would have been powering them through standardized tests this spring, under different circumstances.
Now, Snacks for Schools has much larger goals — to provide groceries to families who need them most. Every week, volunteers raise money, shop, organize, and distribute bags of groceries (lots of kid-friendly foods, like cereal and microwave macaroni) on Thursdays at Baker Middle School in Tacoma. Read more here or donate here.
Planning a Getaway?
It’s true. There are some staycation spots beginning to slowly open. The resort town of Seabrook is leading the way. Learn more before you go here.
Raise Older People’s Spirits
Isolation and the threat of coronavirus is a double whammy for many older adults. We found some answers about how to help our beloved elders stay safe, feel the love, and come through this experience in good health. More here.
Just Order In
One of the best ways to help local eateries, wineries, and other small businesses is to buy what they are selling now, or gift cards for experiences later. And we don’t know about you, but this Friday, the kitchen at our houses will be closed and the dishwashers are getting a break. Check out our community take-out/delivery dining list here. Also, connect with your favorites because this list is long and evolving all the time, but it isn’t everyone!