During November students and parents of Evergreen Academy Preschool in Bothell donated items for a food drive to celebrate the Apple Cup. Contributed photo

Bothell students at Evergreen Academy collect more than 1,000 pounds of food for charity

  • Thu Jan 12th, 2017 1:41pm
  • Life

Students at Evergreen Academy Preschool in Bothell collected 542 pounds of non-perishable food items to benefit nonprofit organization, Hopelink. Students and their families collected the donations throughout the month of November. Following the drive, students helped fill the Hopelink van with donations.

Hopelink serves homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in north and east King county, providing stability and helping people gain the skills and knowledge they need to exit poverty for good.

This was the second such donation drive for the school in as many months.

The elementary students collected 486 pounds of non-perishable food items and donated them to the Maltby Food Bank as part of the school’s annual Apple Cup food drive. With the major rivalry between the Washington Huskies and the Washington State Cougars during November, students and parents showed their support for their favorite team by donating to separate boxes labeled with each team’s name.

Through this event, students and parents engaged in a friendly competition while also helping local families. At the close of the drive, the total donations between both teams were too close to call and a tie was called between the Huskies and Cougars. The food contributions will help provide meals and groceries to members of the community in need.

The Maltby Food Bank is an independent, nonprofit organization that reaches out to people in need through advocacy and actions.