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Finley Food Pantry opens February 14th
Finley Food Pantry opens February 14th
Finley Food Pantry Opens on Valentine's Day (Photo) - 02/07/19

KENNEWICK, WA – Finley School District is showing its love for community members this Valentine’s Day – not with boxes of chocolates – but with boxes of food for the whole family!  Beginning Thursday, February 14 at 2:30 PM, a new Food Pantry will open for all Finley community members.  Thanks to a partnership with 2nd Harvest and a grant from Nutrien, the Finley Food Pantry will be available on the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 2:30-4:30 PM at the Finley Community Center.

Finley schools are committed to assuring that our students are able to come to school healthy and focused on being their best.  This new endeavor seeks to provide access for students to nutrition both inside and outside of the school walls.  In December 2018, Finley School District secured a $2600 grant from Nutrien (formerly Agrium and located in the Finley community), who had approached Finley School Counselor Sonya Bell with the food solutions proposal early in the year.  Now, thanks to these funds and many local partnerships, Second Harvest will stock Finley's Food Pantry with non-perishable food and fresh produce for Finley families.  Both students and adults are welcome to pick up food from the pantry, and no identification is required. 

This incredible community resource is only possible through the added support of the Kennewick Kiwanis (Finley Satellite), Christian Life Fellowship, and the Finley Booster Club. Finley school counselors Sonya Bell and Rebekah Duty sought assistance from district staff members Laurie Tufford and Terri McGaughey to bring their plans for the pantry to fruition.

All Finley students and community members are encouraged to access free food at the new Food Pantry, beginning Thursday February 14 from 2:30-4:30 PM.  The Finley Community Center is located at 222204 E Game Farm Rd, Kennewick, WA 99337. For more information, contact Finley PIO Molly Curtiss at 509.544.5787 or tiss@esd123.org">mcurtiss@esd123.org.

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