News Blog for Seattle's Wedgwood and View Ridge Neighborhoods

 

North food bank needs Thanksgiving turkeys, cash

November 14th, 2012 by Support Staff

Here’s a seasonal plea: “We need your turkeys!”

Last Thanksgiving North Helpline, the food bank that serves northeast Seattle, including Maple Leaf, Wedgwood and View Ridge, served over 6,500 needy neighbors in the weeks leading up to Turkey Day.

They were helped by the Lake City Fred Meyer, which hosted a Turkey Drive last year and will do so again this weekend. They are across the street from the food bank, whose address is 13000 Lake City Way N.E.

This year’s drive is this weekend.

Be sure to take advantage of our collaboration with Lake City Fred Meyer for a “fill the truck” turkey drive on Friday November 16, Saturday November 17, and Sunday November 18th.

Drive hours are are Friday 12 noon to 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11a.m. to 4.m. Get a coupon from a food bank volunteer at Fred Meyer and get a free turkey if you purchase $150 worth of goods, or a reduced price on a turkey if you purchase $100 worth or $50.

You can also drop donated turkeys off at the food bank Tuesday – Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

We also need funds! With our local economy struggling, donations of all kinds have been extremely low. Your contribution can make a huge difference for those in need. Donations can be made via our website.

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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’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.

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