Kirkland Nourishing Network Spring Break Food Drive
Our most challenging food drive of the year is coming up on Thursday, April 2. It is challenging because many folks are not focused on the spirit of the season that the December holidays engender. It is also the time when those involved in seasonal work may not have begun receiving wages, yet their resources from the prior year are at a low point.
Your network of friends and acquaintances can meet the challenges, though; because Kirkland steps up when they know there is a need. Our efforts have expanded to most of the elementary schools in Kirkland, at this point. The numbers are greater and the length of the school break is the 2nd longest of the year.
Please make a choice of what location you might be interested in to receive more information on supporting hungry Kirkland kids and their families over the Spring Break.
Thank you for caring for those in our community.
— Kirkland Nourishing Network
Here’s the sign up to donate a Food Box at the North location:
Here’s the sign up to HELP at the NORTH location (at the LDS church):
Here’s the sign up to donate a Food Box at the South location:
Here’s the sign up to HELP at the new SOUTH location (Holy Family Catholic Church):
Nourishing Networks Central (NNC) is the backbone organization that supports the development and sustainability of local nourishing networks. NNC offers a new approach to mobilize the passion and untapped resources of a community. To better understand local challenges, community members meet regularly to share their observations, needs, and existing projects around a shared purpose. The relationships developed within these networks lead to greater collaboration, the expansion of existing good work, innovative responses to unfilled gaps in need, and the increase in the number of caring people working together toward that shared purpose.
Nourishing Networks Central provides the infrastructure that allows local networks to stay active in finding and filling gaps in need. We do so through:
Welcome to the Nourishing Networks Grow-A-Ton-Of-Food Challenge, inspired by Falaah Jones and the Issaquah Nourishing Network who have done so themselves and have dared us to follow suit. Our communities are filled with empty lots of land, our backyards perhaps growing more food than we are capable of eating ourselves. As individuals or as groups, let’s donate the fresh food grown in our gardens to local efforts serving hunger: your local church, food bank, etc. Contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Let’s start recording those pounds of food and watch the numbers grow!