Yelm, Rainier, McKenna Supports Bounty For Families
Is a 501.C.3 Non Profit Supporting Yelm Rainier & McKenna
Through These Programs:
Gift of Gobble
Every year this program provides complete Thanksgiving feasts to over a hundred local families who have been nominated by friends, colleagues, or members of the community. Recipients who are struggling financially take home an entire Thanksgiving meal to cook for themselves and their loved ones in the privacy of their own home rather than waiting in line at a shelter or going without.
Yelm Farmers Market
Join us at the market from May 26th through October 27th to sample fresh, healthy produce from local farmers, enjoy live music and visit with friends and neighbors. With over 20 vendors including artisans, bakers, beekeepers, leather workers and much more plus a thriving children's program and special events, the market is the place to be on Sundays. Every dollar you spend contributes to a strong local economy and a healthy food network in our community.
The Power of Produce
POP makes the Farmers Market a destination for entire families while introducing children to the joy of growing their own food and understanding where it comes from. Each child enrolled in the program receives $2 in tokens per week to spend on healthy produce or a plant that grows food. With an average of 600 children enrolled in the program, we are educating the next generation about the importance of nutrition along with tools for financial literacy.
Learners Without Limits
Teachers, Counselors, and other support staff identify students in need and work with the family to apply for Learners Without Limits funding. The application is reviewed/approved and Learners without Limits provides the tools the student and family need to stay engaged with their school where they can learn, grow, socialize, and gain their independence.
Yelm Community Garden
Visit the Yelm Community Garden in Yelm City Park to graze, harvest seasonal vegetables for dinner or attend a workshop on gardening or cooking with garden produce. This is a true community project, launched in 2021 in collaboration with multiple partners including Thurston Conservation District, GRuB, the Nisqually Indian Tribe, Yelm Community Schools, and the MOMS Club of Yelm and with tremendous support from the City of Yelm.
Day of Champions
Day of Champions is a free, volunteer-supported sporting event designed for students with disabilities. Students with disabilities walk through a tunnel of cheering peers as they take to the field for a day of sports. Hundreds of students from Yelm Community Schools participated in modified track and field stations.
Join Us and Become part of our BFF family.
Volunteer, Donate and Support your BFF
Bounty for Families is your local hub for programs that empower, educate, and sustain the community - and all of them involve food! By its very nature food brings people together. The Yelm Farmers Market, Power of Produce, and Gift of Gobble offer opportunities for people like you to invest in their neighbors and communities by contributing time, effort, and money to projects that make a real difference.
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