Together Washington served 2500 families
On Wednesday, December 16 Together Washington served 2500 families with Fresh Food, Toys, Clothes and hot lunch. It was clear, as we saw the 5 block line of cars down the street, there is a huge need right now. The Holiday Food and Toy Drive was at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School in Seattle’s Central District.
Together Washington, a civic non-profit, will spread holiday cheer to families in need by distributing Family Emergency Kits (Feeds family of 5 for a week with fresh food) and Wrapped Toys for all the families! It has been a tough year for many families, especially the refugee/immigrant families Gatzert Elementary serves, and this Holiday drive-thru/pick-up event was intended to help families at an important time of the year.
With Food Bank supplies dwindling across the region, and most schools doing full remote learning, this is a critical time for Seattle’s most vulnerable families. Family Emergency Kits (which consist of fruits, vegetables, hand sanitizer, educational resources, etc) will be distributed at Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. Bi-lingual volunteers were on scene to assist those who don’t speak English. Families were also given resources and assistance in tutoring, rent abatement, utility abatement, counseling, etc.
The aim is to distribute at least 2000 kits across the city, feeding 10,000 people. There are currently opportunities to volunteer for this initiative and to sponsor any number of families. The kits are free to the families, however they cost $75/each, and we are looking for donations. Click here to make a donation.