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Ready for School

Youth Hunger Programs

Removing barriers to learning by alleviating hunger

We believe that success starts with proper nourishment. MVCC partners with our local schools and cities to provide free supplemental food to ensure kids have the resources they need to thrive.

 

Power Pack Program

Supplemental food packs are provided to cover breakfast, lunch, and snacks over the weekend and school breaks, as well as during the summer. All the food is easy to prepare and youth friendly. MVCC serves an average of 200 students each week in the Fife School District and Edgewood schools. During the school year, we rely on school counselors to refer youth. In the summer, MVCC distributes directly through accessible pickup sites provided by collaborating organizations.

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Souper Families Program

At the beginning of each school year, 40 families at our local ECEAP Preschool Program are given a new crockpot. Each week during the school year, family soup kits are provided.  For recipes of some of the soup kits we offer click HERE.

“Just knowing that someone is really caring about our kids makes a difference in our lives.  We don’t have a week that goes by that I am not grateful for the KidPower Pack that comes home with my son.

-Parent of Power Pack student

GET INVOLVED

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Volunteer Opportunities

MVCC relies on volunteers to fill food packs and soup kits.  Click HERE for more information.

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Host a Food Drive

We are always in need of specific food pack items. We welcome groups or organizations to host drives. For a list of specific items we need/request, please click HERE.

Watch this short film highlighting the impact of MVCC‘s youth hunger programs through the story of Dallas. Dallas is based on the experiences of an actual student at Fife High School and represents one of the hundreds of youth served weekly by MVCC.

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For more information please contact Youth & Family Programs Coordinator

Amanda Goetz

amandag@mtviewcc.org253-826-4329 X106

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