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Family Resource Coordinator

Diana Henning is our Family Resource Coordinator.  Diana helps families connect to community resources and helps remove barriers for students in being successful in school.

Diana can be reached at diana.henning@rsd.edu


Support at Tapteal

 Apple Cup Food Drive: Tapteal will soon begin its annual Apple Cup Food Drive in November to assist families in the community. All of the food collected during this drive will go directly to our local West Richland Food Bank. The class that brings in the most food items will win a party.

Friday “Brown Bag” Food Kit: The Paradise Ward provides bags of food for the weekend for Tapteal Families. The bag contains enough food for one child over the weekend. There are a limited number available. Please let us know if this is a service that would benefit your family.

School Supplies: Please contact me if you need school supplies. We have everything from erasers to backpacks. It has all been donated from local agencies to assist the families of Tapteal.

Free/Reduced Meals: Applications for Free/Reduced meals through the school district are available in the main office. A family of four may qualify if their monthly income before taxes is under $3,793. Additional numbers are available on the income chart attached to the application page. If you would like to donate money to an account to help feed students who struggle making payment, please contact the Tapteal kitchen or myself.

Please contact Diana Henning, Tapteal Family Resource Coordinator, at 967-6365 or diana.henning@rsd.edu if you would like to inquire about any of these helpful services. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to donate. 


Mobile Markets:

Mustangs 4 Mustangs, Prosser High School Parking Lot (across from the Benton County Museum) 1203 Prosser Avenue, Prosser, Thursday, November 9, 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.

Turkey Drive/Holiday Box Sunnyside,  Northwest Farm Credit Services 2735 Allen Road, Sunnyside Monday, November 13, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Turkey Drive/Holiday Box Tri-Cities, Benton County Fairgrounds, 1500 S. Oak Street, Kennewick, Saturday, November 18, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The Garden Church, 6811 W. Okanogan Place, Kennewick on Wednesday, November 29,  11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

As a reminder, the Mobile Markets are open to all in need with no documentation or proof of need required. They are held rain or shine and distributions are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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