PANTRY PACKS, POWERED BY THE LAKE WASHINGTON SCHOOLS FOUNDATION, PROVIDES WEEKEND FOOD PACKS FOR FOOD-INSECURE LWSD STUDENTS EACH WEEK  

Lake Washington School District (LWSD) offers meals throughout the week to our Bell families in-need; however, many of these families don't have enough food to get through weekends or school breaks.​ This is where Pantry Packs comes in!
Each week volunteers with the Lake Washington Schools Foundation come together to make weekend food packs for food-insecure families. Leslie Victor (Bell PTSA Treasurer and Pantry Pack committee chair) picks up these food packs. She then purchases fresh produce to add to each bag (as they only include shelf-stable products). She also adds substantially more food to each bag, using the food-items and funds donated by the Bell community. For longer weekends or school breaks, she ensures each family receives even larger food packs. Check out this Facebook post to learn more about the amazing work Leslie does for this program, every week! 
 
In addition to the weekly bags of food, she also provide every classroom at Bell with a bin full of snacks, so students who do not have a snack do not go hungry. The Bell PTSA is passionate about this work and strongly believe we must lift one another up and support our community. 
 
If your family needs support (e.g., food, clothing, family resources, etc.) please reach out to the school counselor, Brenda Yin, at byin@lwsd.org. Note: all information is confidential between the family and the school counselor. The PTSA has no visibility to which families need help. We simply work with the community to fulfill the need.

 YOU CAN HELP!
 

           Make sure to select the "AG Bell Elementary c/o Leslie Victor" gift registry address, so the item(s) ship directly to Bell.

  • DONATE FUNDS FOR FOOD PURCHASES / GROCERY GIFT CARD PURCHASES
  • DONATE KID FRIENDLY NON-PERISHABLE FOOD AT THE SCHOOL (buzz the front door to drop off)

    Following is a list of items most desired by Pantry Packs:

    • Peanut Butter/Jelly (in plastic jars)
    • Crackers (Ritz, Saltines, Graham)
    • Pasta
    • Mac-N-Cheese
    • Instant Oatmeal
    • Carnation Instant Breakfast packets
    • Pancake Mix/Syrup                                             
    • Granola bars/Protein bars
    • Applesauce/Fruit cups                                         
    • Microwave Popcorn
    • Individually Packaged snack crackers                   
    • Fruit snacks/Fruit leather
    • Canned Fruit/veggies    
    • Refried Beans
    • Canned Soup (chicken noodle)                            
    • Canned chili/ravioli/Spaghettio's
    • Shelf-stable milk cartons (approx 8 oz containers)

 

 

Questions/feedback: email pantrypacks@agbellptsa.org 

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