Events & Calendars



Instruments of Change

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, Instruments of Change Dinner/Auction has taken place every in May since 2008. This year it was held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Seattle Design Center in Georgetown.  Guests enjoy hosted wine & beer, a silent and live auction, activities and specialty cocktails.  The appetizers and dinner are catered by Tuxedo & Tennis Shoes Catering along with our Dessert Dash featuring yummy desserts from some of Seattle’s finest bakeries. The program allows guests to learn more about how their support is making a difference and includes a presentation of our Instrument of Change Award. Past award recipients have been

  • Nucor, 2016
  • Metropolitan Market, 2017
  • West Seattle Thriftway, 2018
  • CoHo Team of Windermere, 2019

For more information or to purchase tickets click Here or check out the event pictures from 2018. 

Photos from 2019 are below.

A Grand Affair
Cocktail Benefit

A Grand Affair Cocktail Benefit is our fall Roaring 20’s themed cocktail party, including casino style gaming with prizes, hosted wine, beer & heavy appetizers, specialty cocktails, photo booth and silent & live auction. Next year it will be held on September 21, 2019 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Sanctuary Admiral in West Seattle’s Admiral District. Period costumes are encouraged, as we laugh, play, have tons of fun and raise needed funds through the evening. Check out event pictures from 2018.

Chili Cook-off at
Harvest Festival

As part of the West Seattle Junction Association’s annual Harvest Festival, we hold a Chili Cook-off in which local restaurants compete to produce the best chili and win bragging rights for the next year. Anyone can be a judge by purchasing a flight of chili tastings at the West Seattle Food Bank booth in front of Key Bank and voting for their favorite restaurant. All proceeds benefit the Food Bank. This year’s winner for the second year in a row, Duo’s Catering. For more information go to:

Beer Church Turkey Bowl

Our friends at Beer Church will hold their annual Turkey Bowl competition on Saturday, November 17th at West Seattle Bowl with all proceeds going to the West Seattle Food Bank. Funds are raised through team lane rentals and auction raffle ticket sales and guests fill our van with donated food. Put together a team or just come and enjoy the fun. For more information go to:

3/16 & 3/23 Boy Scouts Annual Scouting for Food – Keep an eye out for a donation bag left on your doorstep on Sat., 3/16 by the Boy or Cub Scouts in your neighborhood.  They will come back to pick it up on Sat., 3/23 and bring it all to the food bank.

Ongoing Food Drives: 

Pet Food Drive – Petco under QFC – donation box is located as you enter the front door off of Alaska

Food Drives –C & P Coffee, Meeples Games, QFC, Safeway Admiral, Tom’s Automotive, West Seattle Thriftway

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