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The boy scouts and cub scouts of West Seattle delivered their Scouting for Food donations on March 26th. This year, they collected 3,713 lbs. of food & $1,712 for the food bank! Most of the scouts dropped bags off on the doorsteps of their neighborhood and picked them up again a week later, collecting it all to deliver to the food bank. Pack 282 did a food & funds drive on the Saturday of the event at West Seattle Thriftway. Thank you to  the scouts, their parents, and to all of the many West Seattleites who donated food!

Pictured:  WST Store Director Brian Bixenman, WSFB Volunteer Dereck Knight & WSFB Operations Director Lester Yuh

West Seattle Thriftway Delivers Food

December 17th our van stopped by West Seattle Thriftway to pick up a donation of over 3,000 pounds of food. This was all thanks to their customers who purchased a $10 bag of groceries to be donated during October and November.  The bags were filled with tuna, cereal, peanut butter, canned tomatoes, rice, pasta, soup & Mac n’ Cheese.  Thank you so much to not only West Seattle Thriftway but to their very generous customers.  There is a reason why West Seattle Thriftway was chosen to receive our Instrument of Change Award this year.  They are such a wonderful partner.

On Safari Foods Raises over $10,000 at the annual Open House

At right is On Safari Foods proprietor Teresa Carew, with Judi of the WSFB, where over $10,000 was raised for our Backpack Program.  The fundraiser was part of On Safari’s annual Open House on Feb. 21st in SODO (where the catering company moved eight years ago after outgrowing its West Seattle HQ).   WSFB is grateful to Teresa, her crew, and “very generous guests” for their support.  The money was raised through a combination of cash donations at the door, a raffle, and a silent auction. Now it’s given a big assist to our Backpack Program, which sends six “kid-friendly, nutritious, non-perishable, easy to prepare and eat” meals home weekly with school children at risk of hunger over the weekend.

 


Nucor Employees Holiday Drive

For many years Nucor, with the help of Omega Morgan, have delivered donated food & money to the West Seattle Food Bank during the holidays.  The annual gifts are a partnership between the steel mill and its employees – who donate food and cash, which then is matched $2 for every pound & dollar (and then some) by Nucor.  Totals for this year were $17,500 and 3520 pounds of food.

The West Seattle Food Bank has such an appreciation for everything Nucor does for not only the food bank but for all the non-profits in West Seattle. They are such a wonderful community partner. Thank you to their employees and to Omega Morgan Machinery for helping deliver and unload all of the food.

Pictured:  WSFB Executive Director Fran Yeatts, Nucor’s Stephanie Sanchez & WSFB Development Director Judi Yazzolino.