Community

Free and Reduced Computer Options

The On It Foundation: www.theonitfoundation.org

Provides free in home computers to families on low incomes who have students in grades K-12 who receive free or reduced lunch. To apply email info@theonitfoundation.org For those individuals that do not qualify for the free computer program, you may purchase a quality low-cost computer and obtain discounted mobile 4G Internet service at the Jump On It! Program website: http://www.JumpOnItProgram.com

InterConnection: www.interconnection.org

Provides reduced priced laptops for families whose household income is at or below 80%AMI (equal to $43,000), or to those who can show an EBT card, provide proof of Medicaid, SSI, TANF, GA-U, DSHS support, or receive free or reduced school lunches. Call or email: (206) 633-1517 ext. 116 or retail@interconnection.org

Comcast offers reduced internet rates for those who qualify:

To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:

  1. Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  2. Have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program
  3. Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  4. Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

Click on link for more information: http://www.internetessentials.com/how-it-works

Hunger Intervention Program

The Healthy HIP Packs Program, a weekend food backpack program, provides an important food resource for Olympic Hills students who are at risk of hunger when school meals are not available.

HIP Packs provide nutritious and kid-friendly foods, enough for six meals and two snacks per child. When choosing foods to include in the pack, HIP creates complete meals and emphasizes whole grains, milk, high quality proteins, fresh fruits, and products with no added sugars. The packs are also a great way to share information with families on free community events, nutrition tips, and local resources.

Hunger Intervention Program provides meals and nutrition education to the Lake City community and beyond. For more information on ways to support the program or get involved please visit hungerintervention.org.