As rents skyrocket in Kitsap County and families must allocate ever more of their budget to housing, many struggle to afford even basic needs. Through our innovative Food to Grow On (Food2GO) program serving all four Kingston public schools you can help families in Kitsap County receive nutritious food every scheduled week of the school year.
Here’s how it works: Each week ShareNet delivers packs of food to local schools for kids identified as in need by school counselors (and whose parents or guardians have authorized participation). On Fridays, Food2GO kids visit their school offices, where they receive nutritious food which may be placed in their backpack to take home for the weekend.
Your contribution directly impacts childhood hunger in local schoolchildren.
Make your donation recur monthly to help families all year long!
“Thank you for your support this year! Our students truly benefited from the program. I know it will impact them for life. Providing food increases connectedness to our school, increases attendance, and increases positive attitudes. You have helped our future generations!”
— A Kingston Middle School teacher
The Need is Real in Kitsap County
Kitsap County rents have risen by more than 47% in the past five years. Nearly 15% of Kitsap County children live below the poverty line.
Since 1993, ShareNet has served the communities of Kingston, Hansville, Indianola, Eglon, Little Boston, and Port Gamble with emergency food and resources. In 2018 ShareNet provided over 24,000 individual services.
Food to Grow On WORKS!
ShareNet’s Food2GO program meets real needs in our community.
Through Food2GO, children receive food like:
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
- Ready Meals
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Canned soup and chili
- Cereal and Granola Bars
- Nuts and nut butters
Donations above the amount used for the school backpack program will be applied to general food bank needs. ShareNet Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.