Highline Food Bank Money Donations Up, Food Supply Down
by Janet Grella
“Empty Bowls” at the Moshier Community Center raised nearly $11,000, which was $3,000 more than the 2008 fundraiser.
“The community has been awesome as far as donations,” Executive Director Mike Werle told BTB.
However, there is some bad news â€“ actual food donations are down, while the number of families served has increased by 27%, from 720 per month to 900.
So what does the Highline Food Bank need?
Yes â€“ baby food!
That’s what Mike and his local families would like to see more of (especially the ones with hungry babies).
Normandy Park’s QFC has been a drop-off point for the food bank for many years. Now Mike has added Page 2 Books as a local drop-off point. Co-owner Gayle Collins delivers a grocery cart full of food every Tuesday. Page 2 has many customers as well as non-customers who drop food off every week. If you’d like to help our Highline Food Bank, please deliver some non-perishable food at Page 2 after 10am Monday-Saturday at 15706 1st Ave South in Burien. You just may find a good mystery or classic book to read while you’re there.
If you and your business wants to help collect food or have a fundraiser for the food bank, call Mike at 206-433-9900 and he’ll be happy to have your participation as a Highline Food Bank drop-off point or bring a barrel to your fundraiser.
Mike is looking forward to the National letter carriers food drive on May 9th. Every year our Highline Food Bank receives 20,000-30,000 pounds of food from Burien neighbors.
BTB will keep you posted on this event, so stay tuned…
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