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September 2, 2020

Meet Our Community Partners of the Year

When the COVID-19 pandemic forced the closure of our school buildings this past spring, four community organizations stepped up to continue our food pantry program to help families in need.

Together, they donated, stored, hauled and handed out fresh produce and other groceries at multiple food distribution events to families within our district who needed extra assistance. They showed compassion, dedication, community-mindedness and heart – and we're grateful. 

We're proud to honor Second Harvest, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Goodwill Industries of the Columbia and the Kennewick Police Department as our 2020 Community Partners of the Year. The award is part of our annual Staff Excellence Awards program.

Check out photos below of the organizations in action.

A volunteer with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
sorts food ahead of a food distribution event.


A volunteer with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
hands out a food box at a food distribution event. 


Goodwill Industries of the Columbia workers pick up food donations
from Second Harvest Tri-Cities for a food distribution event.


A Goodwill Industries of the Columbia worker unloeads donated
food from Second Harvest ahead of a food distribution event.


A Kennewick Police Department officers helps direct traffic
at a food distribution event.


Dr. Traci Pierce, Kennewick School District superintendent, presents Kennnewick
Police Chief Ken Hohenberg and the KPD command staff with a
2020 Community Partner of the Year award.