December 25th, 2012 by Support Staff
November 17th, 2011 by Support Staff
Two food banks that serve northeast Seattle, North Helpline and the University District Food Bank, are holding holiday benefits.
From now until Dec. 24, Safeway customers here can buy a $10 pre-packed bag of food to donate to help feed those struggling with hunger in their neighborhood. The food will go to the University food bank.
From the University food bank/Northwest Harvest:
The need for food has been steadily on the rise since the start of the recession, and in fact statewide we at Northwest Harvest have seen about a 35% increase in need. The number of Washington families struggling with hunger nearly doubled from 2008-2010 and we now rank 11th in the nation for hunger. Many people have a visual of what a food bank client looks like. These days, it’s more often than not someone who looks just like them.
The participating Safeway store addresses are 7340 35th Ave. N.E. and 3020 N..E 45th St.
North Helpline already announced it is holding a benefit in early December.
Now it’s teamed up with Fred Meyer, across the street from the food bank offices at 13000 Lake City Way N.E., for a turkey drive.
From North Helpline:
We will be onsite at the store collecting donated turkeys on
Friday the 18th – noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday the 19th 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
AND FRED MEYERS IS KICKING IT ALL OFF BY DONATING THE FIRST $500WORTH OF TURKEYS!!!!
North Helpline sees over 850 families each week and we need your help to make sure every table has a turkey this year.
North Helpline is a 501 (c) 3 organization.Contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law.