Board of directors approves expansion of the Hungry Heart Foundation's mission statement, to include providing assistance to children in forms of school supplies, clothing, or other supplies supporting the children's basic human needs, to address the community's broader needs in more holistic ways to ensure that the children supported by the Foundation are not only fed, but also clothed and supplied well to succeed in school and life.
Hungry Hearts Foundation (HHF) was featured on Warm 106.9 and other radio
stations during the "Spotlight" series interviews of community leaders.
HHF receives continued support from Walmart Marysville's grant.
HHF ends year with record revenue and record number of children supported.
HHF currently servicing 217 kids.
The foundation starts weekly services in September for 135 children.
Hungry Hearts Foundation receives $10,000 donation from Lake Stevens TJMaxx's grand opening.
HHF’s community impact is recognized by Tulalip Tribes.
HHF 1st Annual "Friday Night ~ Take a Bite Out of Childhood Hunger"
Fundraiser Event a huge success!
The foundation hosts the "Back to School Event" and works in collaboration with the
Lake Stevens Calvary Church, local organizations & businesses, and community
to provide school supplies for 140 kids.
HHF collaborates with Snohomish Conservation District's Gleaning
opportunities with fresh potatoes, blueberries and corn.
Everett Chorale hosts "Will Sing for Food" concert event to benefit HHF.
Lake Stevens Rotary Club continues to support HHF's efforts.
The foundation receives $5,000 Grant from Tulalip Cares.
Keller William's Novak Team hosts Bunnies & Brew for HHF.
Yelp's First Burstday Celebration includes the Hungry Hearts Foundation.
The Foundation receives grants from Walmart Marysville and Tulalip stores.
HHF receives $7,500 Nysether Grant.
HHF expands its storage/packing capacity by leasing studio to accommodate
the addition of Stevens Creek ECAP Preschool kids and new Elementary School.
Summer Lunch Program continues with Lake Stevens School District and
partnership with Lake Stevens Target.
Lake Stevens Rotary Club donates $10,000 & Refrigeration equipment to
support drastic growth.
HHF extends efforts and aid regionally; offers aid to help additional 150+
kids in Sky Valley.
HHF efforts in Sky Valley featured in The Monroe Monitor April.
HHF passes milestone of 200 children supported directly, 150 indirectly.
HHF helps with Summer school lunches with Lake Stevens Target.
HHF Sends 3000 meals worth of humanitarian aid to Houston Food Bank, post
HHF is nominated by the community for King 5’s Best of Western Washington
award in the charity division.
HHF growth and success story featured in Everett’s The Herald newspaper.
HHF continues its partnership with the Lake Stevens School District and
Lake Stevens Target to feed kids during the summer months.
Half-Price Books Stores continues to donate books to encourage kids to read during the summer months.
HHF is featured in the Lake Stevens Ledger.
The HHF creates a new website, logo, and starts accepting donations online for the first time.
The HHF receives the official 501(c)3 approval letter and becomes a tax-exempt charitable organization.
Lil' Hungry Hearts creates a board of directors and is incorporated in WA under the new name Hungry Hearts Foundation (HHF).
LHH volunteers continue to support the SLP and 2,674 meals were served to kids this summer.
LHH hands out over 3,000 backpacks to over 123 kids from 83 families during the school year.
LHH volunteers assist at the SLP which served over 2,670 meals during the 9 weeks.
LHH packed 3,000 weekend bags for approximately 122 kids from over 76 families during the school year.
LHH now serves all 10 schools in the Lake Stevens School District.
LHH moved to portable at Lake Stevens Middle School.
First time Summer Lunch Program offered at Hillcrest Elementary. 1,773 meals were served.
LHH partnered with the Lake Stevens Family Center, using their non-profit status for donation purposes.
Six more schools in the Lake Stevens School District join LHH.
16 children were fed for the entire school year.
Holiday food drive helped pack over 2000 backpacks of food for 89 kids during the school year.
Three more elementary schools joined LHH.
Kick-off Food Drive for Li’l Hungry Hearts (the organization's first name).
How We Began
When Tammie Enders, a teacher at Glenwood Elementary in Lake Stevens, WA, discovered one of her own students would be without adequate food over winter break, she decided something had to be done. She contacted Anita Caffee, and together they vowed that no child would go hungry at their school. Anita spearheaded the program with hours of research and interviews. In 2010 Glenwood's very own backpack program was born. What was then called Li'l Hungry Hearts, has grown today into the Hungry Hearts Foundation. It is managed and run by an astounding board of directors, which includes local business owners, teachers and parents. The Hungry Hearts Foundation is making it their goal to "take a bite out of childhood hunger" and ensure that "no child is left hungry." Already nine other schools have joined the Hungry Hearts Foundation to reduce and hopefully, one day, eliminate hunger.
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