Of the 52,000 students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools, approximately 20,000 qualify for free and reduced lunch, and 2,300 of those students are homeless.
SCPTSA is partnering with the Seattle Food Committee’s Food for Schools Program which brings together food banks, meal programs, school administrators, and concerned parents and community members to address the needs of Seattle children experiencing weekend hunger. Currently, Food for Schools provides approximately 2,300 students weekend food backpacks; however, we know there are many more students in need of support.
To help jump start their efforts this year, Food for Schools held a Backpack Summit on September 21 at the Mt. Baker Community Center. To learn more and get involved with the Food for Schools program this year, contact SCPTSA Student Hunger Coordinator Kim Enochs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, visit Seattle Food Committee website to find out how to start a backpack program at your school or how to help support an existing one.