Annual Canned Food Drive
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., sixth grade students organize a canned food drive every year to address poverty needs in our community.
The students keep track of the number of cans each classroom contributes, and they provide an ice cream party for the class with the most donations. Sixth graders have also tabled in front of the Yelm Highway Safeway and collected donations of food items and money.
Lakes Elementary has donated thousands of food items and is one of the most successful schools participating in food drives. All donations go to the Thurston County Food Bank.
Keep watch for information about this year's food drive!