And on this MLK, Jr. Day

Kudos go out to the Orca K-8 student body and staff who delivered 500 nonperishable food items and cash to the Rainier Valley Food Bank last Friday.   From Southend Seattle:

Orca K-8 has been a supporter of Rainier Valley Food Bank for the past several years, donating fresh vegetables from the school’s organic garden to the food bank during the growing season, and bringing groups of students in to see the place in operation and help stock shelves. Orca has actively supported RVFB since the beginning of this school year with their “A Can a Kid a Month” program, where every student is asked to bring in at least one canned good for donation monthly. At the end of December, this program alone has brought in over 2,000 cans for RVFB.

“The great kids, parents and teachers at Orca set an excellent example for all of us, and are actively helping us realize our vision of a hunger-free Rainier Valley,” Osborne said. “We are profoundly grateful for this partnership, and encourage other area schools and organizations to follow Orca’s lead in 2012.”


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