Thanks to all who donated to the collection drive. Together, we collected 147 protein bars, 267 granola bars, 116 packs of peanut butter crackers, 60 bags of beef jerky, 216 bags of nuts, 144 boxes of raisins, 400 pieces of gum, and 400 breath mints!
AIDNW (Advocates for Immigrants in Detention NW) supports immigrant detainees and welcomes them on their release from the Northwest Detention Center located in Tacoma. AIDNW provides sack lunches to the detainees leaving the ICE facility. The released detainees are usually going directly to a bus, train, or plane. These sack lunches (filled with nonperishable, airplane compliant food) will help make their journeys easier.
The Social Justice Committee coordinated collections during the month of February. Our goal was to collect enough food for 100 sack lunches. As you can see, we easily exceeded that target! Our donations were delivered to the AIDNW Welcome Center at the Northwest Detention Center on March 4, and they will be used for both lunches and snacks for departing immigrant detainees.
Thank you for supporting AIDNW and immigrant detainees.