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!!
It is with great sadness that we say good bye to our good friend and community partner, Tuck Gionet. Mr. Gionet was instrumental in our community service program, whereby students worked at the Food Bank to fulfill their graduation requirements. Under his leadership, students collected hundreds of pounds of groceries for the Food Bank through the Panther Pal program. He touched so many with his positive outlook and bright smile. He will be missed.
The SCFB would like to recognize a very remarkable 11 year old – Nina! Thinking of others and wanting to help, she organized a party-supply collection drive from local individuals and businesses. Along with the other members of her Girl Scout Troop 44483, she assembled and delivered a whopping 75 “Party-in-a-Bag” donations for Food Bank clients whose children have upcoming birthdays. The response from our clients has been overwhelming!! They are so appreciative and so are we. Thank you Nina and Troop 44483, because of your kindness and generosity, so many children in need will have Happy Birthday celebrations!
Thanks to recent grants from Bickford Motors, The Norcliffe Foundation, The Norman Archibald Foundation and Paccar, the SCFB is now the proud owner of a 2015 Ford Transit 250! It will be put through its paces immediately picking up donated food from local grocery stores, food drives and also delivering groceries to seniors and the disabled. Our previous truck racked up over 115,000 miles serving the community and we look forward to logging many more miles of meals in our new workhorse. When you see us on the road, be sure to wave!
Throughout the month of June, Northwest farmers will lead a donation campaign in partnership local Fred Meyer stores. When you visit, you can donate cash at check-out or put food in the collection bins. You can also donate online anytime at Northwest Farmers Fighting Hunger. Proceeds will help provide nutrient-rich foods, like milk, cheese and yogurt to hungry families. Thank you for participating!