Mercer Island High School collected items to benefit 35 families identified through the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation. Students were busy on Dec. 6, moving the food into the commons. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

Mercer Island High School collected items to benefit 35 families identified through the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation. Students were busy on Dec. 6, moving the food into the commons. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

Mercer Island schools organize holiday food drives

Donations benefitted families identified through the Youth and Family Services Foundation.

  • Friday, December 15, 2017 3:12pm
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Many schools and organizations in the Mercer Island School District — Lakeridge Elementary School, Northwood Elementary School, Island Park Elementary PTA, Islander Middle School PTSA and Mercer Island High School — have completed large food drives this fall.

Thanksgiving Eve was the busiest day of the year for receiving donations for the food pantry, according to the Mercer Island Youth and Family Services Foundation.

In addition to school food drives, the Mercer Island Firefighters Local 1762 did a food and cash collection in front of QFC in November, and is doing a coat drive throughout the month of December.

Most schools on Mercer Island held food drives leading up to Thanksgiving and other holidays. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

Most schools on Mercer Island held food drives leading up to Thanksgiving and other holidays. Photo courtesy of the Mercer Island School District

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