WOODLAND — Businesses and community members have continued to help Woodland families during the pandemic.
Fibre Federal, a community credit union, donated $3,500 to help Woodland Public Schools purchase food to feed families in need.
In April, the district’s Family Community Resource Center started distributing nearly 40 bags of food for families each week.
“Thanks to Fibre Federal’s generous donation, we should be able to continue providing families with food for the remainder of the school year,” Gabrielle “Gabby” Meador, program specialist who manages the resource center, said in a news release.
Additionally, donations from Woodland’s Dollar Tree and the SchoolHouse Connection helped distribute 60 bags of school supplies for families.
Lastly, as a way of thanking the district for opening the school as a temporary truck stop for long-haul drivers during March and April, truck drivers offered food. Most recently, Shawn Fenmore, a driver for Landstar Ranger Trucking, delivered 25 cases of cookies and crackers.
Families in need of weekend food or school supplies should contact the resource center. They can reach out to their child’s teacher or the center directly by emailing Meador at email@example.com, calling 360-841-2718, or visiting woodlandschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-updates.