Be A Good Neighbor

Wildfire Relief

Many lost power for a significant amount of time and recently-purchased groceries are now spoiled. Few have the funds to double our grocery allowance for the month. Join us in collecting food supplies that we will redistribute at our school sites next week.

We Are Collecting the Following Items

As wildfires continue, so does the need to help our Sumner-Bonney Lake community. Whether you’re someone with the ability to donate or someone who needs assistance, here’s information and resources.
We are collecting the following items on Monday, Sept. 14 from 10AM-2PM at these locations in Bonney Lake:

FILL THE FRIDGE & STOCK THE SHELVES:

Many lost power for a significant amount of time and recently-purchased groceries are now spoiled. Few have the funds to double our grocery allowance for the month. Join us in collecting food supplies that we will redistribute at our school sites next week. *No Frozen Items*

DONATIONS NEEDED:

Milk, Orange juice, Eggs, Block/string cheese
Yogurt, Pre-packaged lunch meat (not deli), Hot dogs
Butter/margarine, Salsa, Bagged salad/salad kits

STOCK THE SHELVES:

Granola bars, Fruit snacks, Coffee/tea, Mayonnaise/mustard/ketchup, Bread/bagels, Canned items,
Juice boxes, Chips, Hot dog buns, Apples/bananas, Pasta/pasta sauce

FREE MEALS FOR ALL CHILDREN 18 & YOUNGER

Hot lunch entrees and baggedd meals are available Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at these locations. Children do not need to be present.

RESOURCES TO TALK WITH CHILDREN:

Especially during this current crisis, emotional well-being is critical to embrace. For families looking to help their child, we recommend the following resources:

Natural Disasters: Helping Kids During Crisis
Natural Disasters: Helping Children Cope
Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event (Spanish)
Find more resources under the Care & Well-Being section of our website, which includes Mental Health & Wellness, Counseling Resources, and Community Resources.

WiFi LOCATIONS:

Even while power has been restored, there are still some without internet access. We invite all to access the District’s WiFi at these locations:

  • Sumner High School: Sunset Chev Stadium
  • Bonney Lake High School: Panther Field (bleacher area)
  • The Pierce County Sumner and Bonney Lake library branches also have WiFi outside of their buildings.

HOUSEHOLD DONATIONS FOR FAMILIES AFFECTED BY FIRE AREAS:

Please drop off donations at the Sumner-Bonney Lake Family Center, located at 1508 Willow St, Portable 705 (on the campus of Sumner Middle School), Monday, Sept 14th-Friday, Sept 18th, Noon-4PM.

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS NEEDED:
  • Sleeping bags
  • Pillows
  • Air mattresses
  • Bedding
  • Shelf-stable food
  • Ready-to-eat food that doesn’t require cooking
  • Bottles of water
  • Phone chargers

Meal Sites

Starting Sept. 15 until they are gone, we are distributing free food boxes filled with produce, dairy products and deli meats through the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box program. They will be available at our 8 meal sites listed above, during the regular meal service time. These are free to everyone, families may take up to 3 boxes. We thank Tacoma Public Schools for their generous donation of 2,500 of these food boxes!

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