A news blog for Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods

 

FamilyWorks promoting Hunger Action Month as a way to support Greenwood Food Resource Center

September 11th, 2017 by Doree

FamilyWorks, the Wallingford-based nonprofit which runs the Greenwood Food Resource Center at the Salvation Army, 9501 Greenwood Ave. N., is celebrating the food bank’s one-year anniversary. The food bank has served more than 450 households in our neighborhood, yet the need appears to be growing.

As part of Hunger Action Month, FamilyWorks is hoping to raise money to support more families and add days of service. The Greenwood Food Resource Center is currently only open on Wednesdays.

If you’d like to help, you can sign up for a monthly donation (a $25 donation feeds one family for a week); coordinate a food drive with your friends, family, or co-workers; or participate in FamilyWorks’ virtual food drive.

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Flying Bike Coop Brewery in final days of food drive for Greenwood Food Resource Center

December 27th, 2016 by Doree

Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N., is in the final days of its Member Driven Food Drive. All food and cash collected will be donated to FamilyWorks’ Family Resource Center and Food Bank.

FamilyWorks supports the Greenwood Food Resource Center at the Salvation Army, 9501 Greenwood Ave. N. The food bank is open on Wednesdays and serves seniors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the general public from 12-2 p.m. It serves people in the following zip codes: 98103, 98107, 98115, 98117, 98133, 98177. First time customers are asked to bring a photo ID and proof of address.

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Hunger Action Month ends tomorrow, donate to Greenwood Food Resource Center

September 29th, 2016 by Doree

FamilyWorks is hoping to raise another $800 by the end of tomorrow for the new Greenwood Food Resource Center, housed at the Salvation Army, at 9501 Greenwood Ave. N. FamilyWorks set a goal of raising $3,000 in September for Hunger Action Month. That money will be matched by FamilyWorks Board Members and local businesses.

Greenwood Food Resource Center opened in April to help fill the gap when Volunteers of America’s Greenwood Food Bank closed.

Chuck’s Hop Shop in Greenwood has donated a T-shirt, growler and one growler draft fill in support of the fundraising campaign. Anyone who donates to GFRC through the end of September will be entered into a drawing to win.

You can donate online here.

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Greenwood Food Resource Center halfway to goal of raising $3,000 for Hunger Action Month

September 15th, 2016 by Doree

FamilyWorks’ campaign to raise $3,000 for the new Greenwood Food Resource Center is about halfway to its goal, with two weeks left to go in Hunger Action Month.

The food bank is housed at the Salvation Army, at 9501 Greenwood Ave. N. It opened in April to help fill the gap when Volunteers of America’s Greenwood Food Bank closed.

So far, FamilyWorks, based in Wallingford but supporting projects in numerous neighborhoods, has raised $1,428. They’re hoping to raise $3,000, which will be matched by FamilyWorks Board Members and local businesses.

Chuck’s Hop Shop in Greenwood has donated a T-shirt, growler and one growler draft fill in support of the fundraising campaign. Anyone who donates to GFRC through the end of September will be entered into a drawing to win.

You can donate online here.

You can read a testimonial from a GFRC client on FamilyWorks’ blog.

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Support Greenwood Food Resource Center during Hunger Action Month

August 22nd, 2016 by Doree

The new Greenwood Food Resource Center is kicking off a month-long campaign during September’s Hunger Action Month to meet increased demand by neighbors in need.

The Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank was a vital part of our community before closing in March, after the organization sold its building at 9041 Greenwood Ave. N.and moved operations to the new North Greenwood Food Bank in Bitter Lake. In late April, Wallingford-based FamilyWorks and The Salvation Army opened the Greenwood Food Resource Center at 9501 Greenwood Ave. N. to fill the gap in service by providing healthy, fresh food to hundreds of households in our area.

One neighbor who utilizes the Greenwood Food Resource Center told food bank staffers, “The new food bank has helped enormously. The food I’m able to get there allows me to put a little money aside for my health care costs. It’s been a lifesaver.”

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Photo courtesy of Greenwood Food Resource Center.

Since opening, the Greenwood Food Resource Center has seen its weekly numbers increase from serving 56 households to 105 households each week.

FamilyWorks is kicking off a campaign during Hunger Action Month to help pay for this growing demand. You can donate here. Just $25 can provide nutritious food for a family for one week.

Every donation, up to $3,000, will be matched dollar-for-dollar because of a match pool created by FamilyWorks Board Members and local businesses.

You can see an interesting video about the space as it prepared to open in April.

The Greenwood Food Resource Center is open to clients from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday at the The Salvation Army at 9501 Greenwood Ave. N.

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Family Works and Salvation Army opening new food bank in Greenwood on Wednesday

April 18th, 2016 by Doree

After the Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank at 9041 Greenwood Ave. N. closed last month and clients were referred to other food banks, including the North Greenwood Food Bank in Bitter Lake, The Salvation Army’s Greenwood temple and Wallingford’s FamilyWorks teamed up to create a new food bank for our neighborhood.

The Greenwood Food Resource Center opens Wednesday at The Salvation Army, 9501 Greenwood Ave. N. It will be open to clients – individuals and families – from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday. FamilyWorks, which also operates a food bank and family resource center in Wallingford, will supply the food and staff for operations. The Salvation Army will provide volunteers.

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Reusable grocery bag drive for clients of FamilyWorks Food Bank

May 24th, 2012 by Doree

Seattle’s plastic bag ban goes into effect on July 1, and area food banks are worried how it will affect their clients. Low-income families will be able to get paper bags for free, but those are not as easy to carry in the rain or on a bus.

CoolMom is organizing a reusable tote bag drive from now through June 15. All new and used reusable bags will be donated to FamilyWorks Food Bank in Wallingford.

You can drop off bags at the Phinney Neighborhood Center (at the office in the blue building), John Stanford International School, TOPS school, and Bagley Elementary.

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