Food Bank

20 days until Christmas and a great time to start to think of others. Here are some local food banks:

We donate to the Mill Creek Food Bank because we can easily drop it off at our local church and make donating apart of our everyday life. If you are struggling on how to talk to your kids about hunger, Feeding America has a great article on creative and educational ways to discuss this tough topic with your kids. My favorite suggestion is to read a book and reflect with your child. If your child is a more visual person, Family Action Plan has videos to watch with your kiddos then I suggest discussing what that person might be feeling and what your child might be feeling too.

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Louise Spilsbury wrote a book about Poverty and Hunger titled Poverty and Hunger that explains to kids about these tough topics with beautiful illustrations. Suggested age for this book is 6 to 9 years old.

If you are running low on funds but still want to give this is a great opportunity to clean out your pantry. They accept food that has an expiration date up to a year old. Maybe you have a box of cornbread that just expired. They will accept it.

Donations are always welcome! Currently they are in the biggest need of:

Pasta sauce, jelly, baked beans, canned meats (other than tuna), sugar, oil, cereal, pancake mix, syrup, fruit juices and coffee.

Personal items:
Toilet Paper, Shampoo/conditioner, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, diapers and baby wipes.

Drop off days and times at Mill Creek Community Food Bank are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from the hours of 10am to noon. They are located at the back parking lot of Gold Creek Community Church. Address is 4326 148th St. SE. Mill Creek WA 98012.

My toddler helped me deliver the bags. She was determined to do it herself. I’m so proud of her.

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