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.

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 held yearly at the Sanctuary at Admiral in West Seattle’s Admiral District. Era costumes are encouraged, as we laugh, play, have tons of fun and raise needed funds through the evening.  Check out event pictures from 2019

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:

10/1 – 31  Annual PT Challenge – Food drive competition among 6 West Seattle physical therapy offices.  Drop donations at Biojunction Sports Therapy, Highline PT, Life in Balance PT, Kinetic PT, Sound PT, Therapeutic Associates West Seattle PT

10/1 – 31 Lien Animal Clinic Pet Food Drive & Tricking & Canning on Halloween

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.

10/18 – 11/2 Nightfall Orphanage (Haunted House) at 2130 Alki Ave. SW.  More info Here

10/27 Harvest Festival Chili Cook-off – Visit the WSFB booth in front of Key Bank and purchase your chili tastings from 9 WS restaurants, then vote for your favorite.  Participating restaurants are Duo’s Catering (winner ’17 & ’18), Easy Street Cafe, Elliott Bay Brewery, Girls Gone BBQ, Husky Deli, Ma’ono, Pecos Pit BBQ, Shadowland, The Westy

10/31 Meeds Family Haunted House – new address at 3011 45th Ave. SW (just down the street from PCC).  When you go to the haunted house bring non-perishable food for the WSFB

11/14 Charity Comedy Show at the Rendezvous.  All proceeds to the WSFB

11/16 Cranksgiving – Form a team of 4 bikers.  Ride to designated WS grocery stores and purchase food for the WSFB. Go Here 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 DrivesMeeples Games, Safeway Admiral, Tom’s Automotive, West Seattle Thriftway

November 2019
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