Kirkland Food Cards for School Closure

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on gatherings such as to collect food boxes, we will be distributing grocery cards to needy families instead of boxes of food. 

Please go to https://kpcf.org/donations/kirkland-nourishing-network-2020-holidays/ to donate!

Thanks to our generous Kirkland community (THAT’S YOU!), we distributed over $160,000 worth of grocery cards to support needy families from April through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. Please help us continue to meet the need during the 2020-2021 school year.

Since school buildings are for the most part remaining closed this fall, Kirkland Nourishing Network will continue distributing grocery cards to food insecure students and their families. Our goal is to raise $85,000 for this fall, so we can provide $50 gift cards to around 800 families over the Thanksgiving and Winter breaks. This will supplement food needs while kids are missing their take-away breakfast and lunch from the schools. Every dollar raised goes back out to needy kids and families thanks to Safeway providing a discount that covers the credit card processing charges for donations.

KNN is a network of individuals and volunteers and not a registered charity, and under normal circumstances does not handle monetary donations. We are grateful that Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation is partnering with us to accept donations to purchase grocery gift cards for distribution to needy families. Since KPCF is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donations made through KPCF are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law and may be eligible for corporate matching gift programs.

Please go to https://kpcf.org/donations/kirkland-nourishing-network-2020-holidays/ to donate!

Thank you for helping some of our Kirkland school children and their families during this unprecedented school closure! We work with school counselors to identify the most food-insecure students and families. Simply put, Kirkland Nourishing Network is trying to fill some gaps in food security in our town….while we also seek more sustainable solutions for these kids and their families.

Kirkland Nourishing Network is YOU and your neighbors pitching in. Together we can make this a success well beyond what any one of us could do alone. So, PLEASE tell your friends about this project. We are striving to help families in EVERY KIRKLAND SCHOOL THAT HAS A NEED: all elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

We believe in you. We believe in the hundreds of people who will step up and say, “I’ll help.”

Please go to https://kpcf.org/donations/kirkland-nourishing-network-2020-holidays/ to donate!

In normal circumstances, we would collect hundreds of food boxes and distribute them to needy families a couple of days before each long school break starts. That’s not practical during this COVID-19 pandemic, but we still want to help those families during this closure. So instead of collecting and distributing food boxes, we are collecting monetary donations, buying grocery gift cards, and distributing them to the same families who would have normally received food boxes.

If you’d like to help, please donate through Kirkland Parks and Community Foundation at https://kpcf.org/donations/kirkland-nourishing-network-2020-holidays/. A typical box of food costs about $50, so please consider donating at least that amount (or $50 times the number of boxes you would donate). Any size donation is appreciated.

Please go to https://kpcf.org/donations/kirkland-nourishing-network-2020-holidays/ to donate!

Thanks!