By Maggie Locke
Editor's note: Maggie Locke is a junior at Interlake High School and on the Executive Board of Food for the Mind.
Food for the Mind is a student-led, nonprofit organization based at Interlake High School. It was founded in 2010 with the mission to promote education and literacy throughout Washington communities. Since education plays a greater and greater role in the future, advancement, and wellbeing of our community, Food for the Mind is organizing a book drive to provide less fortunate Washington communities with access to reading materials. We aim to aid Washington people of all backgrounds with the means to develop and become informed, educated, and empowered citizens.
This year, the Food for the Mind team organized a book drive at Interlake in the form of a class competition. We are pleased to announce that we raised over 700 books from Interlake alone. In addition, we received an additional donation from the Crossroads Half Price Books of over 200 books. In the past year, Food for the Mind’s book drives also proved extremely successful. In total, we raised over 2000 books from various local schools, businesses, and book drives. The collection of books was then donated to hospitals, homeless shelters, and schools.
Maggie is a Junior at and an executive board member for Food for the Mind. This column is part of , a publication of.