Fill Your Heart and Food Driving Box in Seattle’s Child

Wow! What a wonderful gift to be featured in Seattle’s Child magazine, which does such an amazing job of sharing important news, trends and support for Seattle-area families. Our Fill Your Heart and Food Driving Box campaign are featured in print and online in the February issue of Seattle’s Child. Pick up your copy at libraries, schools, community centers and anywhere families gather. Enjoy!

Fill Your Heart Campaign Food Driving Box

 

 

Happy #GivingTuesday!

Wow! This feels good! Instead of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and reports of mass mobs at retail, we all get to give a little, or a lot. Love this initiative to reach out to our communities this holiday season.

The original Food Driving Box

The original Food Driving Box

There are so many simple, yet powerful ways to give. From sharing a smile to a donation to your local human services charity to filling a Food Driving Box and dropping non-perishable food and personal supplies to one of Seattle’s 27 area food banks.

It’s an easy step and a great way to kick off a giving holiday season. When you do you’ll head right to the top of the Nice List!

Here’s a list of Seattle’s convenient and easy to find Food Banks to pick up your FREE Food Driving Box and make

direct donations to help drive away hunger in the Northwest.

Thank you!

Lots and lots and lots of Food Driving Boxes to give away – when will you get yours?

 

new food driving boxes October 2013

Get ‘em while they’re hot! We just received our new shipment of Food Driving Boxes and they’re ready to share with Seattle. So excited to start distributing the Food Driving Boxes to organizations, events, schools, and groups to help us get boxes into every vehicle in our community.

Email us here (fooddrivingbox at gmail dot com) to receive as many boxes as you need for your next community event. Let’s all drive away hunger in the NW this holiday season!

Thank you!

 

 

 

The Original Food Driving Box – Made by Kids!

The very first Food Driving Box was an old open-toppped, handled box that we got to cart home a gingerbread house that we decorated last holiday season. The bubbles were percolating on the Food Driving Box idea and this box set it into motion. I’m thankful for everything that led us to now.

The original Food Driving Box

The original Food Driving Box

Once we gently unloaded our gingerbread house the box sat in the basement for a couple of weeks before we pulled it out and said ‘ah ha!’ Let’s decorate this and start using it for our weekly food bank donations. Here’s the result. While the original will always be a favorite, we’re all thrilled with the real deal too!

Please join us and get your FREE Food Driving Box to help us drive away hunger in the NW. Thank you!

Pick up your box at any of the 27 Seattle Food Banks listed here.

Food Driving Box Partner Profile: White Center Food Bank

Since the 1970′s the White Center Food Bank has been serving families in need with a range of services from on-site and Mobile Food Bank programs to their innovative Giving Garden. In 2011, the White Center Food Bank served over 20,000 families in their community.

white center food bank giving garden

white center food bank giving garden

Food Driving Box (FDB) is VERY proud to partner with the White Center Food Bank as a pick up location as well as a donation center for FDB donors. The organization has been an incredible support, immediately asking for additional Food Driving Boxes to share with their loyal supporters.

The White Center Food Bank is incredibly creative in finding ways to engage and encourage community support. Here’s their Amazon Wish List with items of need.

To donate directly, visit the White Center Food Bank at 10829 8th Ave SW Seattle WA 98146. Please call for hours 206.762.2848.

Thank you for your support!

The Box Maker Sponsors Food Driving Box Program

We’re ecstatic over here at the Food Driving Box as we welcome the incredible partnership and support of Seattle’s own The Box Maker. These incredibly generous corrugated box manufacturers are helping fund this new program that works to drive away hunger in the Northwest.

The Food Driving Box is  a FREE 15”x12”x10” reusable corrugated cardboard open-topped and handled box that families and single folks will place in their vehicle trunk and add non-perishable food after each visit to the grocery store.  Once the Food Drivng Box is full, users will drop their food and supply donations at their neighborhood food bank. The Food Driving Box lists all 27 Seattle area food banks along with a scannable QR code that helps locate food banks with the scan of a smart phone making it easy and convenient to donate on a regular basis.

All 27 Seattle are food banks are participating in the program and will be stocking FREE boxes for individuals who would like to begin the program. Stay tuned for the launch of the Food Driving Box and join us as we all help drive away hunger in the Northwest!