Hungry kids don’t do well at school, so we provide snacks for the Family Connections Center at Bellevue’s Stevenson Elementary School, where 44% of kids are on free and reduced lunch. The snacks are distributed to classrooms and used in after school programming. Donation bins and lists of suggested foods are in the north coat closet.
Congregations for Kids, a coalition of local congregations with whom we partner, helps students from low income families within the Bellevue, Washington School District have a Good Start Back to School. Partnering with the school district, east side businesses, and community organizations, we equip these students with backpacks and supplies needed for the school year.
Each August we volunteer at Jubilee Service Day which brings together people to serve at local public schools..In the Fall of 2019 Clyde Hill, the closest church to FUMCB, re-opened, having been rebuilt from the ground up. FUMCB led the 2-day volunteer effort at Clyde Hill to insure it was ready for students on September 4th.