Washington Kids in Transition is a volunteer organization committed to providing basic needs to homeless children residing in Washington State, including food, emergency closets, motel vouchers, transportation vouchers.
There are over 600 children in the Edmonds School District that are considered homeless and part of the McKinney-Vento Education of Homeless Children and Youth Assistance Act. These children may live in shelters, tents, cars, transitional housing or other temporary housing.
Food is a necessity for growth and learning. Our mission is to provide a daily snack to the children each school day. Some of the children will not have another meal from the time they leave school until they come back to school the next day. The snacks are distributed on the bus for them to take home. We solely rely on community donations to provide this food.
Some of the children do not have access to kitchens so the food handed out needs to portable, individually wrapped and ready-to-eat. Last year, with your help, we provided 15,000 small bags of food.
Some of the snacks that have been previously provided:
Granola bars, pop tarts, raisins, instant oatmeal, individual size cereal boxes and portable milk. Fruit roll ups or fruit snacks, fruit pouches, beef jerky, fruit cups, pudding cups, hot chocolate packets (just add water), cup of noodles, cups of soup with pop-top lids, instant mac and cheese, portable chicken or tuna and crackers packets. Cheese and crackers, juice boxes, small water bottles, shelf stable individual milks, individual packages of pretzels or crackers.
We also can use donations of paper lunch bags and plastic spoons.
Current Donation Drop Locations:
Insurance Services Group 600 Main St. Suite A. Edmonds, Wa. 98020 (425) 775-6426
527 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020
20420 Larch way, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Edmonds United Methodist Church
828 Casper St.
Edmonds, WA 98020
(206)697-3385 call Kim to arrange for delivery
Washington Kids Transition
3204 NE 198th place
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155