All Bellevue schools will be open Friday, December 2. All programs will be in operation as regularly scheduled, including nutrition and transportation services.

Each year, staff and students across the Bellevue School District think of ways to give back to our community. In partnership with organizations like Renewal Food Bank and Families Helping Families, schools and district offices are hosting food and goods drives this fall to help local families in need.


Bellevue High School Gives Back

Students at Bellevue High School organized the annual Fall Food Drive in collaboration with Families Helping Families to provide food for over 500 families in need.

The Families Helping Families Thanksgiving Food Drive is a grassroots community event providing Thanksgiving baskets to those in need in the Bellevue School District. Bellevue High ASB and sophomore class officers are collaborating with Families Helping Families to provide food for over 500 families in need. They collected pasta, pasta sauce, rice, lentils, oatmeal and assorted canned goods. Students from the two high schools came together on Saturday, November 19 to create food gift bags to help feed the families during the long holiday weekend.



Tillicum Middle School Donates Huge Amounts

Tillicum Middle School participated in their food drive, and many students rose up to the challenge. After a total tally in the end of a two-week period, they are reported to have collected 3,200 cans, amounting to 2,500 pounds.  The donation was so large that Hopelink Bellevue accepted the goods in two deliveries.

In total, Tillicum Middle School was able to collect over 3,000 cans of food to donate.

students box food shelf items
students box food shelf items

Students at Tillicum Middle School organize donated food and supplies.


BSD’s Ongoing Donations

Many other groups in the BSD community, such as Interlake High School and central offices, are currently in the process of collecting canned food and non-perishable items, toiletries, personal health care items, baby supplies, and household necessities to donate.


Learn More and Make a Donation

Learn more about the organizations supported through this year’s food drives, and consider making a donation:

  • Hopelink: Hopelink is the primary food bank and pantry in the Bellevue area, with service centers in Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Shoreline and Sno-Valley. Through different programs, and with support from people and corporations, they help over 64,000 people every year.
  • Families Feeding Families: The Families Helping Families Thanksgiving Food Drive is a grassroots community event providing Thanksgiving baskets to those in need in the Bellevue School District. Over their 15 years of helping the community, they have been able to support over 40,000 people with the help of families, friends, neighbors and donors.
  • Renewal Food Bank: Renewal Food Bank is an independent, non-profit agency dedicated to providing food to the most vulnerable in our community regardless of gender, cultural or ethnic background, or religious belief. As a member of the Northwest Harvest and Food Lifeline hunger relief network, Renewal Food Bank has served more than 500,000 individuals since opening its doors in 1998. Nearly 300 families visit their center each week.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.