United Way Summer Meals Program is looking for Volunteers

United Way of King County is looking for volunteers to join them in raising awareness about the Summer Meals program, which seeks to feed hungry kids and teens during the summer.

In SeaTac, 3,000 kids and teens receive free or reduced price lunch during the school year. During the summer, they don’t have access to those meals. The Summer Meals program feeds those kids and teens when school isn’t in session, but only 1 in 7 uses the program. One of the biggest reasons is that families don’t know that the program exists.

On June 14, United Way will be holding a door hanging event near Angle Lake so that more of the families in that community have a chance to learn about and use this resource. We’re looking for more volunteers to help us serve the more than 2,500 kids and teens who don’t access these meals, to make sure everyone in the community gets the nutrients they need to play, learn, and grow this summer.

Please share this opportunity with anyone you think might be interested. There will be a meeting at 10:30 a.m. at the Valley View Library for a brief orientation prior to distributing door hangers between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn more about that neighborhood, and bring free meals to kids who need them.

Volunteers can learn more and sign up here, or contact Marie Eberlein at [email protected] or 461.3723.

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