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"To comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable"

Help Local Hungry Children

Do you know there are many school children who would not be getting any food if the schools did not provide breakfast and lunch for them under a federal program? These children come from all ages, all the way to high school.

What most people do not know is that the federal programs only provide breakfast and lunch at school and that Friday’s lunch is often the last meal a child gets before Monday.

There are some local efforts to fill the hunger gap by preparing food that the children can take home with them on Fridays. In Edmonds such an organization is “The foundation for Edmonds School District” under their Nourishing Network program but there are MANY such local programs all over.

Like all other programs, the Nourishing Network program needs help, they are looking for people who will donate money and lots of people who will help pack food packages and who will help deliver them to various schools in their area.

The fact that there are hungry children is a crime against society. In a country like ours, NOBODY should have to go hungry especially no children. As we eat today and as we watch our own children eat their meals, let us not forget the children who have no food and let us try and help as best as we can.

Everything helps; if you can send $5, it is a help, if you can help pack food, it is a help, if you can deliver food to the schools, it is a help and of course, if you can share this call, it is a help. If you go to a Mosque, Church or Temple, please ask your faith-leader to devote a sermon to benefit hungry children and their families.

You can call your local schools to find out where their food for children program is operating from and get in touch with them. In the meantime, the Edmonds School District serves many towns and many children, please contact them:

Email: foundation-programs@edmonds.wednet.edu

Phone: 425.431.7092

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April 25, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Thank you for your compassionate voice. We all need a wake-up call to the many faces of injustice. I am grateful for having met you at St. Aiden’s on Camano Island. Your courage and passion for human rights for all people is an inspiration.

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    Comment by Elena | April 25, 2017 | Reply

    • Thank you for your kind and encouraging words.

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      Comment by penjihad | April 25, 2017 | Reply


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