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, 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 

Photos from 2019 are below.


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:

10/9 – 12/31 Whole Food Markets Bag Credit Program – any customer that brings and uses a reusable bag on their purchase will receive a 10 cent credit per bag.  You will be asked if you want to donate it to the WSFB.

12/14  Santa at Menashe Family Lights, 6 – 10pm – bring non-perishable food for the food bank.

12/15  SAINT NICHOLAS FAIRE AND AUCTION at First Lutheran Church of West Seattle from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission: $5 per person or $15 per family. Bring a Non-Perishable food item for the WSFB.  All proceeds go to the WSFB and the WS Helpline. 

12/15 Cocoa Cris Cringle at Easy Street Records, 4-7 pm: Make unique holiday memories with fun photos, $20 – hats, props, and candy canes provided.  Proceeds benefit the West Seattle 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 – Alki Elementary School, Anytime Fitness (West Seattle & Capitol Hill), Chicos, Cycle Gear (Queen Anne), Meeples Games, Safeway Admiral, Tom’s Automotive, West Seattle Ground Coffee, West Seattle Thriftway

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