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“All Kids Win” Fundraiser on May 25 –
Formerly known as Homeless Backpacks!

line of people in front of table with tubs full of food for All Kids Win
Each bag provided to students has enough food for the weekend, including macaroni & cheese, tuna, ravioli, ramen noodles, chili, fruit cups, granola bars, oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate milk and assorted snacks. Students go to the counselor’s or nurse’s office and obtain the food. Bags fit easily into backpacks so other students will not know they are part of our program. Each bag costs $8 – $9 per week to fill. Photo credit: Stephanie Hemphill

Shop, Savor, Support: Mark Your Calendars for All Kids Win Fundraiser on May 25

By Kate Ubermuth in Thurston Talk:

Local nonprofit All Kids Win, formerly known as Homeless Backpacks, is putting on their second-ever Shop, Savor, Support, All Kids Win fundraiser in collaboration with local businesses on May 25. On this day, a portion of profits from the 10 participating businesses will benefit All Kids Win, which is committed to ending homelessness by feeding in-need youth throughout Thurston County.

[Yelm’s partipiating business: The Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House. Learn how to quilt with in-house classes, shop fabric by the yard and enjoy a cup of coffee at The Shiplap Quilt Shop and Coffee House.]

“This 501(c)3 corporation fills the gap for students who may be enrolled in government-supported meal programs during the school week, but do not have reliable food sources over the weekends. All Kids Win drops off food bags to middle and high schools in Lacey, Tumwater, Olympia, and K-12 schools in Yelm, Rainier, and Tenino. Because of these donations, students don’t have to worry about where they will get their next meal. This means they can focus on staying in school, graduating and becoming contributing adults.

According to 2017 data from Feeding America, USDA and the American Community Survey, about 18.1% of children in Thurston County are food insecure. Food insecurity is defined as, “a household’s inability to provide enough food for each person to live an active, healthy lifestyle.” In their most successful week this year, All Kids Win fed nearly 600 kids. They continually feed over 500 kids per week.”

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Posted by Steve on May 24, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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