Feinstein Challange Send to Friend
By: Leah - 3/7/2014
The yearly Feinstein Challenge began March 1st and again this year White Center Food Bank is a participant. Many of our readers will already have received a letter detailing how the program works. The Feinstein Foundation contributes to each participating food bank a "stretch" for each donation we receive between March and April 2014. Founded by Shawn Allen Feinstein of Rhode Island in 1996, the Foundation works each year with over 3,000 food banks nationwide to distribute $1 million dollars.In all, Mr. Feinstein has donated over $1.25 billion dollars to hunger organizations throughout the United States since this program began. Thank you for considering WCFB is your spring donations - every amount helps!
Giving Made Easy Send to Friend
By: Leah - 2/25/2014
The White Center Food Bank is so grateful for all of the generosity from our community!
We have compiled a list of ways to make it even easier for all of you wonderful people to keep on giving!
First off let's talk about the Food Driving Boxes. This is a simple way to collect food while grocery shopping. Simply keep one of these boxes in your car and each time you go grocery shopping pick up an item or two until the box is full and drop it off with us. Read this article for inspiration. /www.bartelldrugs.com/b-caring-card
Our Milk Money project is one more way to make it easy to provide our clients with fresh milk.
Each pint sized "milk bank" container is just the right size for your pocket change, trick or treating with the kids, a youth group or classroom project - the possibilities are endless. All funds collected in the milk banks will be used to keep fresh milk available for our clients; milk is not an item that is donated so we must purchase it.
Last, but not least! Volunteering your time is a great way to support the Food Bank!
If you are interested please contact Audrey Zemke, Operations Manager at (206) 762-2848 or email@example.com
Big News at The White Center Food Bank Send to Friend
By: Leah - 2/18/2014
To help us better serve our clients we have acquired 1,830 square feet of new space in the building next door to our current location!
The new space is split into two separate areas. Our Baby Pantry will be moving to one area to give us much more space for serving many more families in need of baby supplies.
The other area will be used as a warehouse to allow us to accept larger donations that in the past we have had to turn away due to lack of space.
This is great news for our clients and our community donors!
Stay tuned for photos and updates of the build out!
White Center 5K Walk/Run Send to Friend
By: Leah - 1/28/2014
The White Center Community Development Association (CDA) is partnering with the YES Foundation of White Center and the White Center Food Bank to host the second annual White Center 5K Walk & Run. This community event will take place on March 22, 2014 from 9:00am to 11:00am at White Center Heights Park. The theme of this year’s 5K is a Superhero Run, all participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superheroes.
The 5K has an official start time of 9:00 am, with registration beginning at 8:00 am. Following the completion of the race there will be an award ceremony to recognize the fastest runners. The cost of participation is $25 for people aged 11 through 18, $30 for people between the ages of 11 and 54, $25 for those aged 55 and up, and free for children 10 years of age and younger. All proceeds from the event will benefit the White Center CDA, the YES Foundation of White Center, and the White Center Food Bank.
Almost 400 people participated in 2013 and similar numbers of participants are expected to walk and run at this year’s event. “I can’t wait for this year’s race,” says Tony Vo of the WC5K planning committee. “It was amazing seeing how everyone came together last year and our second 5K will connect this community even more with the addition of the White Center Food Bank.”
In addition to a free White Center 5K T-shirt, this event will provide attendees with free DubSea drip Coffee and a light breakfast. Also on site there will be music and informational booths from local organizations including Hope Heart Institute, Child Care Resources, United Health Care, and the three partnering organizations. Following the race, 5K attendees can receive discounts at participating local businesses if they wear their White Center 5K T-shirt.
Those interested in attending can sign up by visiting the White Center 5K registration page at www.whitecenter5k.brownpapertickets.com or visit www.facebook.com/WhiteCenter5kWalkRun for more information.
For more information please contact Tony Vo at Whitecenter5k@gmail.com
Empty Bowls 2014 Send to Friend
By: Leah - 1/9/2014
Save The Date!
Holiday Giving Send to Friend
By: Leah - 12/17/2013
Thanks to the following organizations for doing food drives for us. The help provided to hungry families in the community is very much appreciated:
Bird on a Wire Espresso
Burien Town Square
Cascade Middle School
City of Burien
Gary Merlino Construction
Law Offices of Lee Smart
Westwood Christian Church
Ongoing food drives and barrels are available at the following wonderful partners in the community:
A Place for Pets (Burien)
BECU Roxbury Safeway
Big Al''s Brewing
Bird on a Wire Espresso
Highline Historical Society Pop-up Museum (Burien)
QFC Westwood Village
Safeway Admiral District
Store Mor Storage White Center
White Center Eagles
We could not feed our community without your help, so THANK YOU from the bottoms of our hearts! Happy Holidays to you all!!!