From our sister site The White Center Blog:
As our friends at the White Center Food Bank bid farewell to another transformative year, they want to express their deepest gratitude for the continuous support they’ve received, and are inviting all to a Grand Opening Party of their new facility on Jan. 12, 2024.
This free event will run from 5 – 7 p.m. at their new location at 10016 16th Ave SW in White Center (map below), and will include a ceremonial ribbon cutting, guest speakers, music, food, drinks and more.
“Your commitment to our mission has made a significant impact and we’re excited to continue making a difference together in our community,” officials said.
This event will also be a great time to enjoy White Center’s newest mural.
WCFB worked with two artists – Jake Prendez from Nepantla Cultural Art Gallery and social justice artist Rafa Diaz – to create the vibrant mural.
They hosted community mural workshops to have community members contribute ideas on what they wanted on the mural.
“After the sketching was done, we invited the community to participate in the mural painting and last week the plywood covered were removed and the mural was revealed.”
The mural art consists of community members from the WCFB staff, community leaders, and family & produce.
This new location will provide ample space for WCFB to grow and is centrally located along several major bus lines. However, substantial renovations and other upgrades are needed to make the food bank’s new home welcoming and hospitable to everyone.
“In all of this, the White Center Food Bank is looking beyond the old models of service and working to develop new ways to nourish our community with equity, accessibility, and dignity as our guiding principles,” said Randy Nguyen, Marketing & Communications Coordinator.
“We’re excited to open up on January 8th and have our Grand opening party on the 12th. We’re currently in the final process of moving stuff and getting situated into the new space.”
Here are a few customers testimonials about the food bank:
“I wish that people could see that this is more than just a place where people come only to take things away. Thank you for to everyone for this help and for this place.”
“I come here because the food and vegetables are very fresh. This is a good place, the staff are very friendly and respectful to everyone. When I come here, I feel at home.”
“Please keep our community fed by making a gift that is significant to you to our End-of-Year Appeal.”
When you support the White Center Food Bank, your tax-deductible donation will provide everyone in our community with healthy, culturally-familiar food and support the many programs that our food bank has to offer.
“Thank you for your continued support!”
To celebrate their ground breaking year and express their heartfelt thanks, you are invited to the Grand Opening Party of WCFB’s new facility on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 from 5 – 7 p.m.
It will be an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and White Center’s next journey together.
The new White Center Food Bank is located at 10016 16th Ave SW: