Dine Out For Hunger & GiveBig

May 3, 2016

Full Tilt Ice Cream
(WC location)

Noble Barton (Dine in, Lunch & Dinner)

Proletariat Pizza
(Dine in, Take Out or Delivery, Lunch & Dinner)

Zippy’s Giant Burgers
(WC location, Dine in or Take Out, Lunch & Dinner)

Eat at one of these fabulous White Center Restaurants on May 3rd
and they will donate a portion of their proceeds to the
White Center Food Bank…
… and The Seattle Foundationn will
s-t-r-e-t-c-h their donation.

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Give Big to the WCFB at: www.goo.gl/GfsMxP

On May 3, we are all philanthropists. This is our moment to work and give together – donations large and small – make our great community healthier and more vibrant for all. Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig is a one-day, online event designed to raise money so that non-profit organizations can continue to create equality of opportunity in our region.

Let’s do this. Together.
On May 3, GiveBig to the
White Center Food Bank

 

White Center 5K Walk & Run

 

Thank you all who participated in the 5K. The food bank made over $2,000 from this event!

WC5KThe White Center 5K Walk & Run is this Saturday, March 26. Proceeds will benefit the White Center Food Bank, White Center CDA and the YES! Foundation of White Center. Register at www.whitecenter5K.BrownPaperTickets.com. Doors open at 8AM, race begins at 9AM at White Center Heights Park. Prices are: 0-6 Free, 7-18 $25, 19-59 $35, 60+ $25.
Weather will be nice, see you all there!!

Very Humbling

We had some wonderful UW nursing students volunteer at the food bank. I asked them what they thought of their experience and this is what a few of them had to say:

“It is very humbling to see that anyone, all walks of life, can use some help at some time in their life.”

“My parents came from nothing and experiencing and meeting others who came from nothing has given me a glimpse into what my parents went through, also very humbling.”

“I was talking with a mother who was SO Proud that her daughter was able to attend the UW, it is humbling to think about all the sacrifices she must have made. Considering how much my parents have scrimped and scraped to be able to send me to school.”

Busy Time for the Food Bank

As you might imagine, the end of the year for the Food Bank, is a very busy time of the year. With the generous donations and help from the community we were able to have special holiday distributions for families and friends to gather around a special holiday meal. In November 963 families and in December 897 families came by for these holiday distributions. These special distributions included food and ingredients like: milk, eggs, turkey, ham, sugar and oil for homemade cookies, olives, pumpkin and desserts. We hope everyone enjoyed this holiday season with families and friends.

We Need Turkeys!

This year the wholesale price of turkey has gone up to $1.29- $1.49, so it’s harder for us to provide our clients with a whole Thanksgiving meal.  However, many grocery stores are offering 1-2 turkeys for much less expensive prices (for example, Target has Market Pantry turkeys for $.69/pound, or Butterball turkeys for $.99/pound, each limit two), and so we’re asking our community to contribute!

There are four ways to get a turkey to our clients:

1)      Come to the White Center Food Bank (10829 8th Ave SW)  Saturday November 14, between 2-4pm, to drop off turkeys with our Executive Director Rick Jump; or

2)      Stop by the White Center Food Bank during our regular business hours (Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm) to drop off turkeys with our staff; or

3)      Come by Fauntleroy United Church of Christ (Fauntleroy UCC at 9140 California Ave S) Sunday, November 22 from 10am to 12pm) to drop off a turkey at our Mobile Food Bank truck in their parking lot; or

4)      Financial gifts are always appreciated, and you can donate online at http://whitecenterfoodbank.org/donate/

Thank you so much for supporting the White Center Food Bank!