Friends of Tyee Food Drive - March 19th.

The Friends of Tyee, a local community volunteer organization, is coordinating a Food Drive to aid attending students and their families.  Donations collected during this event will be used to replenish the school food pantry and to provide snacks and meals for students attending athletic practices and participating in games throughout the year.  

If you would like to offer your support, please consider stopping by the southwest corner of the Tyee High School campus with a cash donation or Safeway gift cards. Volunteers will be gathered by the Friends of Tyee banner ready to receive your donations.

Friends of Tyee Food Drive
Saturday, 3/19  10:00am - 12:00 pm
4424 S 188th St, SeaTac, WA 98188 

Friends of Tyee High School grew out of a fundraising effort by the Tyee Graduating Class of 1967, as a part of their 50th Class Reunion. Initially, the funds raised were used to support students experiencing food insufficiency. Over time the organization had expanded to include all interested Tyee alumni, community supporters, students and staff. Friends of Tyee works to provide fundraising and volunteer support to Tyee students and staff. Funds raised by Friends of Tyee support a variety of programs and projects at Tyee, such as:

  • Food and nutrition support for students experiencing food insufficiency and insecurity. This may include covering student school meal tickets, support for the onsite Food Pantry, and providing nutritious snacks at school. More than one in ten Tyee students is unhoused, which may likely mean the school is their main source of food.
  • Athletics. Support includes sports participation fees, uniforms, and other expenses related to Tyee’s sports team participation fees. 
  • Student activities supports. This may include academic supplies and other expenses which may help students succeed (like an alarm clock to help get students to school on time).
  • Campus improvement and support. This may include helping with campus cleanup/landscaping activities, banners to celebrate graduation, painting, classroom support equipment, etc.

Highline Schools Foundation is proud to partner with Friends of Tyee and act as their fiscal sponsor. Friends of Tyee works closely with Tyee principals, Tim Schlosser and Victoria Terry. For more information about the Friends of Tyees or to learn about other ways you can help support the group or to become part of the team, please contact Stephanie Nichols at

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