West Seattle giving: Schmitz Park 2nd-grade team helps WS Food Bank!

May 23, 2013 at 6:40 pm | In How to help, West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 5 Comments

Thanks to both Schmitz Park Elementary teacher Alison Aylesworth and West Seattle Food Bank operations manager Steve Curry for sharing the word of a cool event at SP today. First, from Ms. Aylesworth, who also shared the photos:

The second grade team at Schmitz Park: Ms. Noreng, Mr. Wuth, Ms. Veling and Ms. Aylesworth’s classes participated in a food packaging service project for the West Seattle food bank. Each class packaged bags of rice that were labeled and signed by each child participating.

The team bagged 150 pounds of rice!

The students in Ms. Aylesworth’s class were inspired to donate more food in the future, donate hair to agencies like Locks of Love and instead of presents at their birthday parties they would gladly take donations for the food bank!

Way to go, Schmitz Park second graders!

Steve Curry adds, “This event was developed in conversations between the school and WSFB after the wonderful 100-day food drive initiated earlier in the year,” and also notes that the aforementioned “food-drive-related birthday parties are becoming very popular in our community and serve a wonderful dual purpose of teaching positive values to youth while assisting the food bank’s mission.”


  1. Great work kids!

    Comment by Mark — 7:37 pm May 23, 2013 #

  2. Wow Sadie is really rocking it and basically putting her Uncle Larry to shame

    Comment by Russ — 8:13 pm May 23, 2013 #

  3. Yes, great work, kids!


    I really like hearing of these events. Not only does it help those in need, but hopefully inspires the kids to keep on giving throughout their lives.



    Comment by miws — 8:36 pm May 23, 2013 #

  4. West Seattle Food Bank does great work for our community in need. If you are looking to support very locally, this is an amazing organization.

    Comment by Seth — 9:44 pm May 23, 2013 #

  5. Way to go Schmitz Park kids and second grade teachers! Another wonderful reason to learn and teach at Schmitz Park!

    Comment by Stephanie Poole — 2:17 pm May 24, 2013 #

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