FOOD BANK SEEKING FOOD PLEDGES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

The Snohomish Community Food Bank is in the planning stages for the Thanksgiving and Christmas Services with expectations for feeding 350 families for each holiday (down by 75 from last year!). We are reaching out to the community, especially to groups of people who would like to pledge and collect an item and bring in 100, 200 or 350 quantity of that item. “This way, we can control the inventory, receive exactly what we need and offer the same menu to all families,” explains Elizabeth Grant, Director of the Snohomish Community Food Bank. “We have a list of about 20 items that we would like to collect to make it a nice dinner for everyone.”

The list includes: canned apple sauce; cake or brownie mix; healthy cereal; packaged oatmeal (boxes of 10); canned or boxed broth; packaged cocoa (boxes of 10); canned cream of mushroom soup; canned fruit (peaches, pears, mandarin oranges, fruit cocktail or any combination thereof); canned or packaged gravy; canned green beans; canned corn; canned peas; Jell-O; juice (100%); marshmallows; boxed stuffing; boxed tea (packets of 18 or 20); and boxed mashed potatoes.

If your organization or club would like to participate, please call Elizabeth Grant at 360.568.7993 and pledge the product and quantity you would like to collect between now and October 30th. Delivery dates for Thanksgiving is Wednesday and Thursday, November 18th and 19th; and for Christmas: Wednesday and Thursday, December 16th and 17th.

In addition to these group pledges, we will be asking for Thanksgiving turkeys (10 – 15 pounds) Christmas hams (4 – 8 pounds). This has been an on-going program for us for the past five years, to which the community responds generously. It is an incredible example of neighbors helping neighbors.

The Food Bank happily accepts financial donations via PayPal, check and cash. Receipts will be mailed to you at the end of the year for your tax purposes.

For more information, call Elizabeth Grant, Patti or Marjolijn at the Food Bank at 360.568.7993.

Contact: Elizabeth Grant, Director
Snohomish Community Food Bank
P. O. Box 1364, Snohomish, WA 98291
Telephone: 360.568.7993; Fax: 360.568.5903
e-mail: director@snohomishfoodbank.org

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The Future is Bright Thanks to FBLA

“Don’t try. Do.” is a motto of the Future Business Leaders of America, and last Saturday the Snohomish High School FBLA did.  A team of FBLA students hosted a community service food drive at Haggen bringing in over 500 pounds of food and $139.00 to benefit the Snohomish Community Food Bank.  Our thanks go out to the Snohomish High School FBLA, Haggen and those who donated!

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Join Us this Holiday Season

Holiday Food Events PostIf you are in need of Holiday food assistance, let us make your season special! We offer a wide variety of seasonal meal options including turkey, ham, whole chickens, potatoes, cranberries, rolls, even pies and cocoa*.

  • Our Thanksgiving groceries will be available November 23rd and 24th
  • Our Christmas groceries will be available December 21st and 22nd

It is by appointment only so if you have visted the Food Bank in the past year, please come by during our regular food distribution hours to sign-up. We look forward to seeing you!

*availability may change

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A Ghoulish Good Time

2015-Zombie-Walk-&-Canned-Food-DriveWe would like to thank Debbie Carson-Gould and Historic Downtown Snohomish for hosting their second annual Zombie Walk and Canned Food Drive. It was quite a sight to see zombies young and old lurching through the streets and we are so grateful to all of the “undead” who scared up 477 pounds of food to help feed the living. Also this month, the Evergreen State Fair “Fair Cares” Food Drive brought in an incredible 40,923 pounds of food to be distributed among all the Snohomish County Food Banks. Once again we are overwhelmed by the generosity of Snohomish residents. Thank you!!

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Evergreen State Fair “Fair Cares” Food Drive

2015 Evergreen State Fair
The Evergreen State Fair is one of the largest events held annually in the Pacific Northwest and is the largest single attraction held in Snohomish County so you don’t want to miss it! For FREE admission, just bring three cans of food per person on Friday August 28th and September 4th, 10:00am – 1:00pm. Thanks to you and the good folks at The Evergreen State Fair, you can enjoy the rides, stroll the midway and munch a world famous scone knowing you made a difference in our community!!

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