Posted by Christie Scheffer on Mar 31, 2020
Silverdale Rotarians delivered 350 bags of food to the Central Kitsap School District distribution center on March 31.  CKSD will distribute the bags to needy and hungry students. See details below.
 
 
“We’ve prepared food bags like this before, but this time it’s different,” said club president Christie Scheffer. “Now there is a sense of urgency, a sense that what we are doing is vitally important. We all feel connected to the community in a much deeper way.”
 
 
350 bags of food, designed to help stretch breakfasts, lunches and dinners a little further for at-risk kids during school closure, were filled by a dedicated group of Rotarians and volunteers on March 18-19.  Rotarians and family members of all ages (including a Kid of Action) met to pick up the food and deliver it to the Kitsap Mall space set aside for our activities, where we put together the bags of food.  Click on this link to see Steve's video https://youtu.be/tXzTnZDF3ZY.
 
Thanks to the following Rotarians and volunteers: Pick-up: Corey Hamilton, Steven Boe, Bob Cassis; Ben, Tessa, Christie and Reyce Scheffer. Packers: Ed, Sarah, and Corey Hamilton; Jennifer Strong, Victoria Nickerson, Ashley Oaksmith, Scott and Jill Slocum, Bob Cassis, Steven Boe, Jim Barker, Mary Hoover, Erin Leedham.
 
We utilized the funds raised from the 2019 Duck Race and Turkey Trot and the generous donation from Safeway to pack bags of food for at-risk kids in Elementary through High School in the CK School District. We had packed bags of food last year for Thanksgiving and Christmas break and had planned to do so prior to Spring break, but with the closure of schools, we needed to find a different way to get the food to those in need.