NW Seattle Holiday Food Drive Benefitting the Bitter Lake Food Bank!
We’re excited for our Holiday Food Drive Benefitting the Bitter Lake Food Bank!
Donations to be picked up January 2nd & 3rd
We are organizing a food drive! We hope everyone with a little extra to share can participate. We want to make this as easy as possible for you to give. This means we will come to your home to pick up your donation and deliver it to the food banks for you!
📍 If you live in the North Seattle, Shoreline, or Edmonds area, all you need to do is pack a bag and send Sandra an email with your address and with the subject line “Food Drive”.
Food banks are always in need of any shelf stable food. However their preferred items are:
Canned Fruit | Canned Chili / Stews / Soups | Canned Tuna /Chicken | Canned Beans
Peanut Butter | Multigrain Cereals | Tomato/Pasta Sauce
🥫 For canned items pop-top cans are preferred!
Aside from shelf stable food items, the food banks are always accepting:
Baby items, Toiletries, and Pet food items.
Not in the area but still want to help?
💵 Visit https://www.northhelpline.org/get-involved/donate-money/ if you’d like to make a monetary donation.
Aside from money and food donations, the Bitter Lake Food Bank is also in need of volunteers. Like most organizations, Covid has impacted the number of volunteers available to help out. Volunteer hours are Thursday and Friday, 10am – 2pm. and Saturday, 9:30am – 2:30pm.
Information on volunteering and how to sign up can be found on their website: northhelpline.org.
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season, whatever that looks like for you and your family this year!
Steve and I are super excited to be organizing our very first food drive to benefit the Bitter Lake Food Bank. We all know that the need has been huge this year and that 2020 has been a year like no other.
Food banks across our region are reporting unprecedented numbers of people relying, at least in part, on food banks. It has been estimated that more than two million Washingtonians have experienced food insecurity in 2020.
But we have hope for 2021 and wanted to get the year off to a great start by helping those in our community. We want to make this as easy as possible for you to give. This means we will come to your home to pick up your donation and deliver it to the food bank for you. All you need to do is pack a bag, send me an email with a subject line, “Food Drive.”
We will be collecting donations the weekend of January 2nd and 3rd. We thought this was a great way to spend the first weekend of 2021. We are limiting our pickup areas to North Seattle, Shoreline and Edmonds. If you are outside those areas, please consider a monetary donation to the North Helpline. This is the organization that runs the Bitter Lake and Lake City Food Banks.
Curious what to pack in your donation bag? Pretty much any shelf stable food will work, baby supplies such as diapers of all sizes, especially infants, baby wipes, formula are also in high demand. Personal hygiene products like soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, as well as pet food items are always welcome.
Aside from money and food donations, the Bitter Lake Food Bank is also in need of volunteers. Like most organizations, this past year has had a huge negative impact on the number of volunteers available to help out. If you are interested in donating money or volunteering, please visit northhelpline.org and don’t forget to email Sandra to participate in our food drive.