Events & Calendars



Instruments of Change

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, Instruments of Change Dinner/Auction has taken place every in May since 2008. Next year will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 beginning at 6:00 pm at the Seattle Design Center in Georgetown.  Guests enjoy hosted wine & beer, a silent and live auction, entertainment 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.  This year we will also be celebrating the joining of the West Seattle Food Bank and West Seattle Helpline.

Past award recipients have been
Nucor, 2016
Metropolitan Market, 2017
West Seattle Thriftway, 2018
CoHo Team of Windermere, 2019 

Photos from 2019 are below.

Taste of West Seattle

The Taste of West Seattle has moved to September 24, 2020 this year and will be held at the Hall at Fauntleroy.  This local, community-based food fair is the largest event of its kind in West Seattle. We feature food and drink from over 40 different restaurants, breweries, wineries, coffee shops, bakeries, chocolatiers, specialty food stores and more!

The Taste draws a sell-out crowd of more than 500 people from throughout King County. All proceeds from the event go directly to support the West Seattle Food Bank’s most needed programs and services.

Chili Cook-off at
Harvest Festival

As part of the West Seattle Junction Association’s annual Harvest Festival, this year on Sunday, Oct. 27th, 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. 2018 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 23rd 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:

2/28  Nathan Bowls for Food – West Seattle Bowl – 6 – 8 pm.  Can your team beat Nathan Tavel, a 2nd Grader. To register email Phil Tavel at

3/21 & 3/28  Scouts for Food – West Seattle Cub & Boy Scout Troops will be dropping of bags on your doorstep to fill with donated food for the WSFB.  They will come back & pick them up at 9am on Sat., 3/28

5/9 Instruments of Change Dinner/Auction – WSFB’s largest fundraiser of the year at the Seattle Design Center at 6 pm.  See this page for more information.

Ongoing Food Drives: 

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

Food Drives – Fairmont Elementary School, Lafayette Elementary School, Meeples Games, Safeway Admiral, Tom’s Automotive, West Seattle Thriftway

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