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Feeding Student Success

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You did it!  We asked and you met the challenge! 

We exceeded our goal of $22,000 for Feeding Student Success!

​Thanks to you and our generous matching donors Susie and Arthur, we have surpassed our goal for the Feeding Student Success program!  Thank you for your gifts and for making sure no student in our district goes hungry!

"Children should not be hungry!  Recently it has come to our attention that several hundred students in our community go without breakfast or lunch each day during the school year due to economic hardship.  We as residents can ignore the problem, or we can stand together and make a difference in the lives of these hungry students."

Susie and Arthur, Community Members

More and more students in our school district struggle to get enough to eat because of economic hardship at home. One is seven families in the Issaquah School District will have difficulty feeding their family during the year. Children should not be hungry.

​To meet our mission that all students reach the promise of their potential, we need to ensure all of our students have access to nutritious food as hungry children struggle to learn.

Because of your support to the Issaquah Schools Foundation, we started addressing the hunger issues in the schools through a pilot breakfast programs available to all kids. This year, so far, we have served more than 1,040 kids who need breakfast, a 27 percent increase over last year. Participation in this program is steadily growing.  Also, with your support, we’re able to offer snacks of breakfast bars for hungry kids in all schools. Last year, we distributed 4,560 breakfast bars and this year we’re seeing an 86 percent increase in the request for bars from several schools across the district.

The Issaquah School District is rapidly growing, adding more than 4,000 students in the last 10 years.  About half of that growth has occurred in the last 4 years.  The district covers 110 square miles in the communities of Issaquah, Bellevue, Sammamish, Preston, Newcastle and Renton. 

With the growth comes evolving needs in our community.  This is why we launched Feeding Student Success - a program to combat hunger in the schools.  Already we have seen an 86% increase over past year of requests from schools for our breakfast bars program.

Poverty is the single most disruptive condition affecting a child's education. YOU can make a difference in the life of a child and their ability to learn, grow and thrive!

  • A gift of $320 provides a student with lunch for four months 
  • A gift of $80 provides a student with lunch for a month
  • A gift of $40 provides a student with lunch for two weeks
  • A gift of $30 provides a case of breakfast bars

​Thank you for standing up for hungry kids. Your gift, no matter the size, will ensure no child in our schools comes to class hungry.  Many thanks for your continued support!

 

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Fueling Success for Every Student, Every School