Everett Educators Giving Meals, Gift Cards To Say Thank You To Essential Service Providers

April 13, 2020



Members of the Everett Education Association deliver food from El Paraiso to the south Everett police precinct.


EPD Captain Rod Sniffen gives an EPD Patch to EEA President Jared Kink.

Today members of the Everett Education Association stopped by the Everett Police Department’s south precinct and delivered fresh hot food purchased from El Paraiso in Silver Lake. It was part of a giving program begun last week.

“We see a huge need in Everett to support our local economy and the frontline workers during the pandemic,” said Jared Kink, president of EEA. “We want to maintain our local flavor, literally, and show our appreciation for those who are providing essential services.”

EEA is also purchasing 120 $50 gift cards from a variety of local restaurants and giving them as “thank you” cards to frontline workers serving the Everett community include grocery clerks, postal carriers, medical volunteers, delivery drivers and garbage collectors. So far they have distributed gift cards from El Paraiso Mexican, Taco book, Romio’s Pizza, and The New Mexicans restaurants.

EEA has also made a $4,000 donation to the Cocoon House for homeless youth.

“We recognize that we are fortunate, we have jobs and are working remotely to educator our students. But it felt like there was so much more that needed to be done. I am so proud of our Everett educators for stepping up to support our community,” said Kink.

Tomorrow members of EEA, as part of its new “Take Out Tuesday” program, will be distributing meals from The Vintage Cafe during two shifts to the staff at Providence Hospital in north Everett.

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