This year’s NE Seattle annual Easter egg hunt was a perfect reflection of the Easter season as neighbors gathered to dash for eggs. Hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food were donated to stock the shelves of Seattle’s University District Food Bank.
Thank you to our neighbors!
Here’s a steal of a deal that helps stock Seattle’s 27 food banks this February. Epic Barber Shop in Laurelhurst and the Food Driving Box program have partnered to promote FDB’s 2nd Annual Fill Your Heart and Food Driving Box Campaign.
WHAT’s the DEAL:
Any time in February, bring in a can, box, carton of non-perishable food and pick up a Free Food Driving Box and receive $2 off all Kids’ Haircuts (regularly $15) and a Valentine’s Day treat bag for the kids.
Epic Barber Shop is located just east of University Village at 3517 Ne 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105 – (206) 420-1013
Walk in to get your Valentine’s Day goodies and Free Food Driving Box.
This month long offer is an easy way to support Seattle’s hungry neighbors and knock one more item off the full To Do list
About Epic Barber Shop
Customers rave on YELP giving EPIC a 5 star rating: “Outstanding work, it is the first place that actually knows how to cut hair well for low prices!”
3517 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
(between N Union Bay Pl & N Laurelhurst Dr in Laurelhurst)
Thrilled to be covered during our 2nd Annual Fill Your Heart and Food Driving Box Campaign in Seattle’s ParentMap magazine, a leading publication serving families in the Northwest.
When we launched last year we asked Seattleites to fill their Food Driving Box with red packaged food during the month of February to spread a little love and re-stock Seattle’s 27 Food Banks with badly needed staples.
February is a particularly low month for Food Bank inventory as it follows hefty giving over the holidays. The Fill Your Heart and Food Driving Box Campaign is a great way to counter these low stocks and help feed our neighbors in need.
Thanks for picking up your FREE Food Driving Box at any of Seattle’s 27 Food Banks and joining us as we share the ♥!
Delighted by mention in Red Tricycle’s terrific round up of 25 Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season. We love this because it invites families to find ways to teach giving and compassion this season, which spreads throughout the year.
Thanks to Red Tricycle and all the many Seattle organizations working for and with our neighbors!
Thanks to LASER Childcare and North Helpline for partnering with us at Food Driving Box to share ways to drive away hunger in the Northwest. LASER Childcare is generously distributing Food Driving Boxes to community members to help raise awareness about how easy giving can be.
Free Food Driving Boxes are stowed in the car and filled can by non-perishable food can or container with every grocery store visit. “One for us, one for them” is what our kids say as we toss chili, sweet baked beans, creamy mac and cheese and nut butters into the shopping cart. A little goes a long way when we serve others as we gain when we give.
Thanks to the Seattle Food Committee for hosting Food Driving Box at their monthly meeting and helping distribute FREE Food Driving Boxes to their supporters and community.
Since 1984, local emergency food providers have worked together to coordinate services in the struggle against hunger. Seattle Food Committee (SFC) members represent 27 food programs serving those in need of supplemental food. SFC works with food distributors and other service providers like the Food Driving Box program to coordinate and maximize the efficiency of Seattle’s emergency food system.
For more information on the Seattle Food Committee and supporting member Food Banks, please visit Seattle Food Committee’s website.
Please come celebrate back to school and say hello to extended summer weather with Food Driving Box and our neighbors in Northeast Seattle. When you join us for dinner we ask that you bring one non-perishable food item per person to keep the pantry stocked at the University District Food Bank.
It all happens at the Laurelhurst Salmon Bake on Thursday, September 11th from 5:30p-8p.
The Larry Jones Trio will keep the spirit lively as you enjoy alder grilled wild salmon, tangy coleslaw, juicy watermelon, fresh rolls and delicious chocolate brownies.
Adults $15 children 12 and under $10. Your choice of hotdogs, polish dogs, or garden burger only $5
Laurelhurst Community Center
4554 41st Ave NE St 98105
Each Friday, Seattle’s Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) distributes healthy food to over 200 kids and families in need through their Packs for Kids program.
Will you help us at Food Driving Box keep tummies full this summer? Specifically, Pack for Kids need the following items. Please use this shopping list to fill your Food Driving Box on your next grocery shopping trip:
- fruit cups/applesauce
- microwavable single serve meals
- microwavable single serve soup
- trail mix/granola bars
- dried fruit/fruit leather/fruit snacks
- 100% fruit juice
Donate food at the University District Food Bank or Laurelhurst Community Center.
University District Food Bank Donation Drop off Schedule and location:
Mon, Wed, Fri – 10a-3p; Tues, Thurs – 3p-8p
1413 NE 50th Street
Seattle, WA 98105
I’m not great at coupon-ing. I wish I were! I LOVE the idea of scoring a deal and making sure I have plenty on hand to keep the hungry faminals (that’s family+animals) at bay. So when I don’t have a stash of coupons on hand to stock up, I head to my local Safeway where they delight me with their 10 for $10 offers, the selection of good, healthy brands and more.
Our church had a local appeal from the neighborhood food bank whose shelves are bare, a common theme for food banks this time of year. The kids and I headed off to Safeway with a list, a budget and a mission. Our mission was to purchase as much healthy, protein-rich, yet yummy foods for the food bank for $50. Since we’re frequent food bank donors we felt like the $50 was both generous and gives us more to spend later in June when we’ll be running our own food drive.
I was so delighted to pick up the following food that will go directly to families that need it most in our neighborhood. Here’s what $50 bought me at my Seattle area Safeway. Incidentally, I asked the sweet gal at the bakery if she could sell me the day old bakery and bread items, but Safeway has a policy against this. I say no problem because they turn those items into croutons or yard waste and they daily donate what they can to their neighborhood food bank. She and her associate were very sensitive to the issue and that speaks volumes as far as I’m concerned, and I am.
Here’s what $50 bought us for our local Food Bank at Safeway:
- 10 cans meat and bean chili
- 2 huge family size boxes cheerios
- 2 regular size boxes whole grain cheerios – lightly sweetened for breakfast or a snack
- 2 family size cans progresso chicken noodle soup
- 5 low sodium cans black beans
- 3 monster size apple sauce ‘jugs’ in plastic containers, which food banks prefer so they don’t break
- 10 boxes Annie’s organic mac and cheese – my kids live for this
- 2 huge family style Bush’s baked beans with bacon – my hubby lives for THIS
- 48 double nature valley granola bars – I live for these!
Here’s what it all looks like: