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Our auction is coming up on October 18: click HERE for full details including location, tickets, and more, and buy tickets here.


Are you out of town on the 18th?  Do you have a child’s birthday party, a business engagement, or some other important plan that is keeping you away from the auction?  You can still help!  Please consider making a donation by clicking the “Donate” button on the website, or by sending a check with “Harvest Dinner” on the memo line.

Are you coming to the auction?  We can’t wait to see you!

Before you attend, please take a look at some of our fabulous items up for bid.  We know that you’ve been planning to buy holiday gifts, or that you always go to the theater in the winter, or that you eat out every Friday….so why not purchase those items at the auction?  And vacations – we’ve got wonderful vacation items!  Near and far, we know you’re planning an anniversary getaway or a family trip or a girls’ weekend or guys’ night out, so why not purchase them through us?  That way, you get something you were going to buy anyway, and you help the food bank, too!  Your purchases help feed hungry families, and it doesn’t get any better than that.

This is NOT an inclusive list – we’re updating here as fast as we can, but every day items are arriving for the auction and they’re not all listed here.  Be prepared for great surprises as well!


Do we have any Seahawks fans in the house?  I thought so!  We’ve got great seats to the Seahawks game versus the Cardinals on 11/23/14 (last we checked, section 122 is selling for $300/ticket – these are a hot item!), and we’ve got signed Seahawks balls and more.  Do we have M’s fans?  How about great seats to a Mariners game (view seats, you pick the game)?  How about his and hers M’s jackets?  We’ve got some really great M’s swag (including a new-in-box Macklemore Mariner’s Bobblehead, a Lou Pinella basket, and so much more), too.  We’ve got Thunderbirds tickets, and we’ve got Sounders swag as well.

Getaways, Near and Far:

We have got some amazing trips you can take.  How about a pair of unrestricted Alaska Airlines tickets?  Or maybe you’d like to spend a week at a condo in Hawaii?  (Alaska Airlines flies to Hawaii, so if you pair these, you’ve got an amazing vacation!)  Maybe you need something closer?  How about a cabin in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, or three nights near Long Beach, WA, or two nights at a cabin on Mount Hood.  Need something closer?  How about the Seattle Sheraton, The Inn at the Market, or the Seattle Courtyard Marriott, The Renaissance Hotel?  (Maybe you could use one of those for an anniversary weekend, or maybe when you have your company party this year you’d like to stay downtown?)  Do you have relatives coming to town, and nowhere to put them?  How about putting them up in a West Seattle AirBnB, “A Room With a View” or its neighbor, Bluesky Guest House (Skylark Guest House LLC)?

Theater & Live Performances:

Theater lovers, rejoice.  We most definitely have something for you!  We’ve got season’s tickets to not only The Fifth Avenue, but also to both of Village Theater‘s locations (Issaquah and Everett).  We’ve got Teatro Zinzanni, ACT, and Taproot.  And if you like comedy, we’ve got the Comedy Underground.  Opera lovers rejoice, too: we’ve got a pair of tickets to Seattle Opera’s Don Giovanni (October 31 performance)!  Want something right in our back yard?  Arts West!

Spa and Hair Services:

You’re going to get your hair done anyway, and couldn’t you use a relaxing facial, pedicure, or massage?  Check out our offerings from Ola Salon, Nail Time, T&T Salon, Illusions, Spa Finder, Seattle Style Salon, Brunette Mix, and Nails and Hair.  Prefer to do your own spa treatment?  We’ve got a mud wrap basket with everything you need to get soft, silky skin right at home.


Wouldn’t the lovely lady in your life (yes, it’s okay to buy this for yourself, too!) love a three stone diamond ring from Wyatt’s Jewelers? Representing past, present and future, this 14k white gold ring would make an amazing anniversary gift.  (It’s size 7, but sizeable. 0.75 ctw, SI, G/H.)  We also have some gorgeous hand made bead necklaces and earrings, and a sweet sterling and opal necklace.  And just in – gorgeous tourmaline and sterling earrings.

Wyatt's Diamond Ring JPG


Rainy Day Fun:

If you’re worried about what to do in the long winter, and sports and theater aren’t your thing, we’ve got you covered.  The Museum of Flight, Argosy Cruises, the LeMay Car Museum, Seattle Art Museum, Regal Cinemas (movie passes), and Ride the Ducks await.  Or perhaps you’d prefer to take dance classes with Arthur Murray or the Century Ballroom?  Check out Keys on Main – it’s a piano bar with locations in Tacoma and Queen Anne, and would make for a great night out.- and we’ve got FOUR certificates!


Talented artists have donated the following pieces.  These pieces are a thousand times better in person, but these photographs of the art (taken on an iPhone in the hallway of the food bank under florescent lighting: our apologies to the artists!) will give you a hint of what’s to come.  Pictured are: Eagle on the Duwamish by Steve Bartlett, Mayan Ruins by Joseph Aprile; Autumn Scene (reproduction of original watercolor) by Joseph Aprile; Flower and Venice photographs by Joseph Aprile; Fruit original watercolor by Raven; Murder Scene original watercolor by Rudy Garza.

Eagle on the Duwamish photograph by Steve BartlettMayan Ruins photograph by Joseph Aprile Autumn scene reproduced from original watercolor by Joseph Aprile Venice Photograph by Joseph AprileFlower photograph by Joseph Aprile Murder Scene by Rudy Garza


Fruit original watercolor by Raven

Restaurant Frenzy:

Our ever popular restaurant frenzy returns: you have a chance to get gift certificates for face value, no bidding.  This is a great way to help the food bank while patronizing great restaurants….and we’ve all got to eat!  Choose from Anthony’s in Des Moines, Salty’s, Cupcake Royale, Mac’s Triangle Pub, Proletariat Pizza, Company Bar, Luna Park Café, Young’s, Zippy’s Giant Burgers, Meander’s, The Space Needle, West 5, Caffe Delia, Bird on a Wire Espresso., Chow Foods (Endolyne Joe’s, 5 Spot, the Hi-Life, or TnT Taquaria), BJ’s Restaurant in Southcenter., Zeek’s Pizza, Eats Market, The Mark..and more!  Stay tuned for updates.

Food and Drink:

We’ve got some amazing non-restaurant items for your dining pleasure as well.  Luscious wines (many – including magnum bottles), a gorgeous basket full of home canned goods (gourmet and delicious), a basket of teas, a basket from Guayaki, Fran’s Chocolates, Starbucks gift basket, a Viva Mexico basket, a Thriftway basket, a tasting at Convergence Cellars.  And when you see the martini luge from Creative Ice, we know you’ll want one for your event….and we’ve got a certificate for that, too!  Prefer to eat at home?  How about dining on gorgeous Guatemalan placemats.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that:

Some things defy categorization, but that doesn’t mean that they’re any less.  Here is a sampling: A Big Dipper Wax Works candle set, Ultimate Sherpa Throw, African themed basket with jewelry, cat basket with toys and more, Citizen watch, books by Joseph Aprile, beautiful note cards, DeWalt tool set, hand made garden stone, sets of sheets, barbeque baskets, kids’ baskets, Christmas basket, kitchen basket, and more.

Check back in soon for more details and further listings -this isn’t everything, and we’ll update daily so you can see more.  We’ve got beautiful original art, books, cards, gift baskets of many varieties, wine and spirits, household items, fresh flower arrangements (certificates), a gym and personal trainer, dental services, This is going to be GREAT!


                        Live Auction


          1   SEAHAWKS TICKETS

Two tickets to Game 6: Seahawks versus Arizona Cardinals on November 23, 2014, section 122, row KK, seats 5 and 6.  GOOOOOOO HAWKS!  Face value of these tickets is $90 per ticket, online ticket retailers are now selling them for over $300 per ticket, but we all know that they’re worth even more than that to a true Hawks fan.  These are fantastic seats in the lower level.  Grab your 12th Man gear, bring a friend, and cheer the reigning Superbowl champions to another victory!


Restrictions: None


Donated by Company Bar, Mac’s Triangle Pub, and White Center Glass & Upholstery

Value: $ 180


       2   FIRE HYDRANT

You can’t find an item like this anywhere else, so don’t miss out on your chance for this unique collectible.  With this fire hydrant, your dog will be the envy of every dog on the block.  A great conversation piece for your home or yard.  Doesn’t Fido deserve the best?


Donated by Water District #20

Value: $ 300



A night at the Seattle Sheraton Hotel for two.  The Seattle Sheraton Hotel is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown Seattle, Washington. Transformed by the expansion of the 25-story Union Street Tower, this downtown Seattle hotel is a high style, high-speed hotel and meeting destination for business travelers, groups, and vacationers. Discover a vibrant destination with innovative hospitality and warm Seattle personality that inspires you to work, play, relax, and connect in the Emerald City.  The certificate entitles the bearer to one night’s accommodations for two guests in a Traditional Category room at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.  Check-in is 3:00pm; check-out is 12:00pm (noon).


Restrictions: Expires October 31, 2015


Donated by Seattle Sheraton Hotel

Value: $ 209



Let this friendly and trustworthy family business take delicate care of your next painting project.  Paint the Town will provide you with professional interior painting of one room plus materials.  Elevate your home with a company that is licensed, insured, and abundant with positive reviews and testimonials.  The time is now to be bold with color.


Restrictions: Certificate expires October 2015


Donated by Jim and Kemala Knott, Paint the Town

Value: $ 500


       5     2014 SPECIAL EDITION APPLE

New this year: The Jade Apple, 8″ tall!


Introducing the Special Edition Apple to honor the Harvest Dinner’s 10 year anniversary. This is your opportunity to be the first to have the jade edition, larger than ever, and perhaps the most beautiful yet. This apple is produced by local shop Avalon Glassworks and is signed and numbered by the artist. Their contemporary style of blown glass is bold, bright, and influenced by the Northwest landscape. The art glass products blown at Avalon Glassworks are original, exclusive designs not found elsewhere. Support local artists in your community and take home the first glass blown apple of the season.


Smaller apples by Avalon Glassworks are on your tables, and are available to purchase for $80, but there is only one number one jade apple!


Donated by Jon & Shannon Felix at Avalon Glassworks

Value: $ 200



       6     DIAMOND RING

Made in honor of the “Past, present, and future” theme of this event, Wyatt’s Jewelers has created a gorgeous Ladies 14 Karat White Gold “Past, Present, and Future” Diamond Ring.  A perfect anniversary gift, this would make any woman’s eyes sparkle.  Ladies, don’t hesitate to bid on it for yourself if you prefer: it’s a wonderful right hand ring, and you deserve it!


The ring features 3 round cut beautiful diamonds, SI clarity, G/H color, 0.75ctm (approximate). The ring is a size seven, but it can be sized.


Donated by Wyatt’s Jewelers

Value: $ 3,250





Enjoy a great night out – many times over!  The non-profit 5th Avenue Theatre Association exists to develop, produce and present live musical theater for the cultural enrichment of the Northwest community, and to preserve, maintain, and operate the historic and irreplaceable 5th Avenue Theatre.


Tickets included in this package include two tickets to each show, Aisle 4, Lower Right, Row AA, Seats 14 and 16, for the following shows:


A Christmas Story the Musical, Thursday December 4, 2014 at 8pm

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, Thursday February 12, 2015 at 8pm

Jacques Brel (performed at The ACT Theatre, and tickets for this show will be mailed separately)

Something Rotten, Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 8pm

Grease, Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 8pm


Donated by Jun Tay

Value: $ 338




The islands are calling!  Put on your flip flops, grab your bathing suit and your Hawaiian shirt, and get ready to soak up the sunshine.  One week stay in your choice of Vacation Internationale Hawaiian resorts (Fairway Villa, Hololani, Kapaa Shore, Kihei Kai Nani, Makai Club, Papakea, Pono Kai, Royal Kuhio, Sea Mountain, Sea Village, or Valley Isle).  Whether you prefer Kauai, Maui, Oahu, or The Big Island, you will receive your choice of a week (up to seven nights stay) in any of these Hawaiian resorts.  Book early for best availability.  Condos are equipped with kitchens and sleep up to four people.  See www.viresorts.com for pictures and details.


Restrictions: Does not include incidentals.  Trip must be completed before September 30, 2015.  Subject to availability.  Contact Kathi ‘george’ Wheeler to book your stay.


Donated by Kathi ‘george’ Wheeler

Value: $ 1,100



Perfect gift for the Mariners fan in your house: (2) Tickets to a 2015 Mariners home game with great seats: box seats behind home plate!  In addition, this package has a Mariners burger flipper, navy M’s t-shirt, wooden M’s bat, and more.


Donated by Cox Financial

Value: $ 150




This is a Mariners package with a fun hipster twist. (2) Tickets to a 2015 Mariners home game, with great box seats behind home plate (date to be arranged) – you’ll be the envy of all your friends. But there’s even more!  This package includes Mariners memorabilia: a Macklemore Mariners Bobblehead (so put your hands up!) and a stylish Mariners fedora hat (because all the cool kids are wearing them).  Who could resist?


Restrictions: Game must be mutually agreed upon.


Donated by Cox Financial

Value: $ 150



     11    SHOWBOX

Founded in 1939, Seattle’s beautiful art-deco gem now known as Showbox at the Market is one of the town’s very few extant entertainment venues that can lay claim to having provided local music fans such an astonishing breadth of music over the decades. From the Jazz Age to the Grunge Era, the storied ballroom still presents more than 200 concerts per year to a diverse group of Seattle music lovers. The Showbox offers you two entries to any show per month for one year at either the historic Showbox at the Market or the Showbox’s SoDo warehouse location.


Restrictions: Venue is 21 and over.  Does not include special events.


Donated by Showbox

Value: $ 780


      12    WHERE’S THE BEEF?

It’s time you tried the best meat of your life.  Experiment with delicious and juicy cuts of beef with one eighth of a Hemlock Highlands cow.  These cows are naturally raised on lush, green pastures in Skagit Valley.  It tests low in fat and cholesterol and is hormone free.  This is the healthiest red meat in town!  Since it’s not sold in grocery stores, you need to take advantage of this amazing, culinary opportunity.  Throw a family barbeque, freeze meat for the winter, or enjoy a home-made gourmet steak dinner.  This includes 3 or 4 roasts, steaks including Rib Eye, T-bone, Sirloin, Swiss, and Top Rounds.  Also 11 or more one pound hamburgers, stew meat, short ribs and soup bones.


Donated by Eldon and Marcia Olson

Value: $ 265



       13    INN AT THE MARKET

Gorgeous rooftop sunsets over the Olympic Mountains, vibrant Seattle culture, and amazing smells from Pike Place Market are sure to await your stay at the Inn at the Market.  No other hotel in Seattle has the luxuries that the Inn can offer: a beautiful panorama view of Elliot Bay, Pike Place Market, downtown and many other iconic Seattle attractions.  Nowhere else can you walk out your front door to be captivated by the smell of fresh bread baking at Le Panier, or savor a cup of coffee from the original Starbucks.  Let the Inn and Seattle pamper you with its beauty and convenience.  Enjoy your romantic getaway with fresh flowers, fine wine and even finer views with a one night stay in a City Side Guest Room.  This certificate does not include gratuities.  Valet parking is included.


Restrictions: Valid 10/1/14 – 4/30/15. Not valid New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day.


Donated by Inn at the Market

Value: $ 350



(4) Tickets to the critically acclaimed 3 hour performance with multi-course gourmet meal any Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday performance from August 1, 2014 to August 1, 2015.  Teatro ZinZanni’s main event is part circus, part dinner theatre, and always magical. Described as “the Kit Kat Klub on acid” and “the hottest ticket in town” Teatro ZinZanni is a night out unlike any other. It is a three-hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a scrumptious multi-course feast and elegant libations.  For show information, please visit www.zinzanni.com.


Restrictions: Parking, beverages, meal tax, meal enhancements, facility fee and gratuity (including a $6 per person meal gratuity) are not included.  This certificate is only valid for General Admission seating and not valid on any Fridays, Saturdays, holidays, during the month of December, or after the expiration date.  Other blackout dates may apply.  This certificate has no cash value and cannot be upgraded or refunded.  Certificate not for resale.


Donated by Titan 360

Value: $ 400




Sunset on the deck, ice tinkling in your glass.  Join hosts Lynne Ingalls and Mike Wald at their home with elected officials Joe McDermott, Joe Fitzgibbon, Eileen Cody & Sharon Nelson (assuming there is no special session).  Schmooze with your favorite officials at a view rich home perched high above the Sound and enjoy good company, good food, live music, and signature cocktails along with other food bank supporters from throughout the community.  Relax and enjoy the view as the sunset wanes over the waters.  June date TBD.


Restrictions: Up to 50 guests, $50 per person.


Donated by Lynne Ingalls and Mike Wald

Value: $ 1,250



Full Size Football, signed by Superbowl XLVIII MVP Malcolm Smith, #53.  A perfect reminder of that glorious day in 2014 when the Seattle Seahawks won the Superbowl, this full size official NFL football has “Super Bowl XLVIII Champions Seattle Seahawks” with the Seahawks logo, and that beautiful, beautiful final score of Seahawks 43, Broncos 8 printed on the ball.  Malcom Smith signed his name and number in black permanent marker – a personal reminder of his greatness!


Donated by SW Boys & Girls Club

Value: $ 200



This is a beautiful, comfortable ocean front home on the Long Beach Peninsula.  Enjoy an early morning or sunset stroll on the beach and return to this spacious home and sit next to the wood-burning fireplace.  You can bring the whole family to stay in this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cozy home, and you can use the fully equipped kitchen to really make the place feel like home.  The house also has a TV, dishwasher, and laundry.  Over the course of three nights, you will witness the calming sea and dramatic sunsets.  Be sure to visit historic lighthouses, the Lewis and Clark Trail, and the Columbia River.


Donated by Patricia Barber and Chris Meinhold

Value: $ 600




With the most breathtaking views of the dynamic cityscape of Seattle, Columbia Tower Club embraces and reflects the diversity and spirit of the city.  The Club has been providing members and their guests exceptional service and the most exquisite dining experiences since 1985.  The sophisticated feel of the Club, with a modern edge, includes floor-to-ceiling picture windows in every room, graceful and warm woodwork, and high end finishes.  The crowning jewel, though, is the panoramic view of one of the most exciting and dazzling cities in the world, with views of Puget Sound by day and millions of lights by night, sparkling like diamonds in the city 76 floors below Columbia Tower Club.  Two people will be guests for dinner at the Club.  The Club features superb, world-class cuisine and other sumptuous gastronomic creations prepared by their award winning, internationally recognized culinary team.


Donated by Seattle Insurance Group

Value: $ 300




Nothing is more exhilarating, fun and romantic than lifting off slowly in the gondola of a beautiful hot air balloon.  Surprise your spouse, sweetheart, family member or friend with an adventure you will remember forever.  Look out at the beautiful landscape as you gently ascend and float between 500 and 2000 feet high and travel wherever the wind takes you.  Fly above the rooftops and below the clouds for about an hour, covering five to ten miles.  On landing, celebrate with a champagne or fruit juice toast, an old ballooning tradition.  The whole experience takes about three hours – three fantastic hours!  Rides are available nationwide.


Restrictions: Tickets can be used anytime in the next 12 months


Donated by Friends of the White Center Food Bank

Value: $ 240

Thank you so much to every single person and organization who has donated items to make our auction a success.  We truly couldn’t do it without you, and we are grateful.

Auction Success!

Thank you so much to each and every attendee, donor, sponsor, and volunteer, our auction was a great success.  We raised a record breaking $120,000, and we couldn’t be more excited.  That money goes directly into feeding hungry people, and since we’re busier than ever, it comes at a good time.

If you were at the auction and have questions, please don’t hesitate to email kristina@whitecenterfoodbank.org for follow up.  We’ll be contacting attendees within the next day or two with information on invoices, so please stay tuned!

Thank you so much.


Thanks to the incredible support of this community, we have record numbers of registrations for our 10th Annual Harvest Dinner and Auction, and ticket sales have now ended.

If you’re coming on Saturday, don’t forget to scroll down on this page and look at a list of the awesome items that we have available for bid at the auction.  All of the live auction items and many – but not all – of the silent auction items are listed, many of them with web links.

We can’t wait to see you on Saturday.  If you missed out this year, save the date for next year: Saturday, October 17, 2015.

Thank you to our donors

Thank you to the following businesses and individuals for donating items to make our auction a success!

ACT Theatre
Angelo’s Ristorante
Argosy Cruises
Arthur Murray Dance School of Seattle
Arts West
Avalon Glassworks
Bago, Patricia
Ball, Peggy
Barber, Patricia and Chris Meinhold
Bartell’s White Center
Bartell’s White Center
Beauty Bar Spa
Bellevue Arts Museum
Bemis, Chris
Big Dipper Wax Works
Bird on a Wire Espresso Café
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Bruce, Mary
Brunette Mix
Burien Trophy Awards & Engraving
Century Ballroom
Comedy Underground
Company Bar
Convergence Zone Cellars
Cox Financial
Creative Ice
Cupcake Royale
Eastburg, Michael
Eats Market Café
Elliott Bay Brewing Co.
Endolyne Joe’s/CHOW Foods
Fitness With A Purpose
Flower Lab
Flowers By Jean
Frank Cantwell
Fran’s Chocolates
Friends of the White Center Food Bank
Full Tilt Ice Cream
Gary Fasso
Garza, Rudy
Giannoni’s Pizzeria
Golding, Bryona and Graham
Grieser, Beth
Guayaki Sustainable Rainforest Products
Hedwig, Adrian
Henderson, Lila
Hung Long Asian Market
Illusions Hair Design
Ingalls, Lynne and Mike Wald
Inn at the Market
J&M Restoration
J.P. Work and Associates
Jane Paulson
Joe and Ann Graham
Joe Aprile
Judy Hutchison
Jump, Rick & Judy
Keys on Main
Kiwanis of White Center
La Mexicana
Landahl, Susan
Locol Barley & Vine
Luna Park Café
Mac’s Triangle Pub
Mark Restaurant & Bar
Massage Envy
Master’s Auto & Tire Service
Meander’s Kitchen
Meat the Live Butcher
Morrison, Shawna
Museum of Flight
Nails & Hair
Northwest Hope and Healing
NW Carpenters
Ola Salon and Spa
Olson, Eldon and Marcia
Paint the Town
Parsons, Kristen
Phan, Ken
Pioneer Square Courtyard by Marriott
Premier Golf Centers, LLC
Proletariat Pizza
Pursley, Mark and Lori Church-Pursley
QFC Westwood Village
Renaissance Hotel
Ride the Ducks of Seattle
Salty’s Seafood Grills
Samway Market
Sanchez, Rita
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Insurance Group
Seattle Mariners
Seattle Seahawks Charitable Donations
Seattle Sheraton Hotel
Seattle Sounders FC
Seattle Style Salon, Ann Giroux
Seattle Style Salon, Michele Myers
Seattle Thunderbirds
Shawna Morrison
Showbox Theater
Sigrid and Noel Wilson
Skylark Guest House
Slate Salon and Spa
Smith Brothers Farms
South Seattle College
Starbucks Coffee Company Westwood Village
SW Boys & Girls Club
Taproot Theatre Company
Tay, Jun
Titan 360
Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering and Events
Virginia Rain Studio
Viva Mexico
Water District #20
West 5
WestSide Baby
Wheeler, Kathi ‘george’
White Center Glass & Upholstery
Wyatt’s Jewelers
Zarfas, Chloe
Zeek’s Pizza
Zippy’s Giant Burgers