Snohomish County is made up of more than 750,000 people — of all ages and walks of life — from those who can easily afford meals for their families to those who struggle to simply make ends meet each month. With more than 80,000 citizens living below the poverty line in the county, along with an increase in homelessness, lower wage jobs, and families in crisis, the winter months can prove to be difficult for many. In an effort to make the holidays less of a burden for local families, the Granite Falls School District sponsors a community “Food Drive” that allows us to connect with over 200 families, providing food, toys, and other necessities during the month of December.
Granite Falls is unique in our Food Drive.
Beginning November 25, 2017, students and staff will be collecting donations of food and money, as well as collecting gifts for our Giving Tree. Our Giving Tree provides holiday gifts to children in our community. Those who are interested can go to any school office and receive a slip with a child’s name, gender, age, and a list of gift ideas. Student and staff volunteers will be making deliveries to these families themselves, starting December 13 and ending December 14, 2017.
This is a time of need for many families. During this time, you may see student volunteers at local grocery stores collecting both food and cash donations. Businesses can also get involved through our corporate sponsorship program. This is a season of giving, and any amount of love can change the world, affecting everyone, not just those involved.
Last Day to Bring in Gifts for Giving Tree: December 8th
Last Day for Class Competition Food Donations: December 11th
Delivery Days: December 13th and 14th
EVERY FAMILY HAS A STORY: