News Blog for Seattle's Wedgwood and View Ridge Neighborhoods

 

Thanksgiving over, North Helplink food bank in

November 27th, 2012 by Support Staff

The turkey drive at North Helpline, a food bank that serves north Seattle, including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and View Ridge, was a huge success this year. But the food bank and social service center still needs help.

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North food bank needs Thanksgiving turkeys, cash

November 14th, 2012 by Support Staff

Here

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Recycle your electronics today to benefit North Helpline

April 14th, 2012 by Support Staff

Today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. is North Helpline’s spring electronics recycling event, benefiting non-profits like the food bank that serves northeast Seattle, including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and View Ridge.

Anything metal, or with a plug (electronics and appliances) can be recycled, and there will be a van on site for secure and safe document shredding. We will even have limited curbside pickup available with prior arrangement for a nominal fee.

The event is free, although donations are accepted. It’s being held at Lake City Christian Church, 1933 N.E. 125th St.

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Area food bank donations down by 31 percent

December 14th, 2011 by Support Staff

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn went to the North Helpline food bank this morning to donate food and to ask for public support of the area’s food banks, where need is up 30 percent but donations down by 31 percent in the last four years, according to a report to the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

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Food banks hold holiday benefits with Fred Meyer, Safeway

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

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Great deals for 12 hours at Wedgwood Safeway

August 27th, 2011 by Support Staff

Free peanut butter! Free eggs! Free apple juice! (Minimum purchase required.) Today only!

The newly renovated Wedgwood Safeway, at 7340 35th Ave. N.E., is offering great deals all day today, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., to celebrate its expansion.

The celebration is similar to the one held when the Pinehurst Safeway reopened last November.

So stop by the Wedgwood store, pick up a coupon book and a flier at the door and start shopping. (Don’t miss the Tillamook cheese, usually $7 a brick, today two for $5.)

Also by the door is a donation bin for the North Helpline food bank. Pick up something and donate.

Budget cuts have hit North Helpline hard. In a letter to donors this month, Amy Besunder, executive director, notes:

Our client base has nearly doubled over the course of the last two years. Every week we see new faces and every week we monitor the decline in our food stocks. We have walked out to a nearly empty warehouse following food distribution and wondered how we will serve our clients the following week.

But, thanks to your donations, we keep on going!

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Federal cuts will hurt North Helpline foodbank

August 4th, 2011 by Support Staff

Our news partners at The Seattle Times have a story that begins:

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Update on North Helpline food bank – which will be at the outdoor movies Thursday

July 31st, 2011 by Support Staff

The North Helpline food bank raised $126 and received 66 pounds of food at the Maple Leaf Summer Social last week.

It will have a table Thursday evening at Magnuson Park’s outdoor movie (this time it’s Top Gun). Seating’s at 7 p.m., movie starts at dusk.

The food bank, which serves northeast Seattle including Maple Leaf and Wedgwood, is struggling to meet vastly increased needs with decreased donations.

North Helpline will be onsite at the Seattle Outdoor Movies at Magnuson Park next Thursday, August 4th, collecting food and meeting and greeting our neighbors. Look for our booth and bring a can or two of nonperishable food along if you can!

Admission is $5.00. There will be trivia, interactive games and prizes. North Helpline will also be raffling off a $50.00 gift certificate to COA Mexican Eatery & Tequileria in Maple Leaf. For every two cans of food a person brings, they will receive a raffle ticket. No limit on the tickets so bring all the cans you can! The drawing will be held Friday, August 5th and the winner will be notified by phone.

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A plea for food bank donations – you can make them at Wednesday's Maple Leaf Summer Social or right here in Wedgwood

July 25th, 2011 by Support Staff

Make time this week to make a donation

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Food bank gets a week

June 21st, 2011 by Support Staff

Last week, for the first time its director can remember, the North Helpline food bank ran out of canned meat, peanut butter and other sources of protein.

After a public plea, the food bank brought in enough donations to last

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