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

 

Pig Out to Root Out Hunger and support PNA’s Hot Meal Program next Wednesday

September 21st, 2017 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual Pig Out to Root Out Hunger is next Wednesday, Sept. 27, with more than two dozen local restaurants, bars and coffee shops pledging to donate 15 percent of that day’s proceeds to the PNA’s Hot Meal Program.

Have coffee and a muffin, take your work colleagues to lunch, and meet friends for dinner and drinks – it all counts.

The Hot Meal Program serves more than 16,000 meals a year to mostly low-income, disabled and elderly neighborhood residents at the Greenwood Senior Center and St. John United Lutheran Church.

Last year’s Pig Out raised more than $6,000 for the Hot Meal Program.

Participating businesses:

  • 74th Street Ale House — 7401 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • A La Mode Pies — 5821 Phinney Ave. N.
  • Bluebird Ice Cream — 7400 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Caffe Vita — 7402 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • The Cookie Counter — 7415 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • El Chupacabra — 6711 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • FlintCreek Cattle Co. — 8421 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery — 8570 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Fresh Flours — 6015 Phinney Ave. N.
  • Gainsbourg — 8550 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Georgia’s Greek Restaurant — 323 NW 85th St.
  • The Goat on Greenwood — 6722 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Herkimer Coffee — 7320 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Naked City Brewery & Taphouse — 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • The Olive and Grape — 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Opus Co. — 7410 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Pete’s Eggnest — 7717 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Prost! — 7311 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Razzis Pizzeria — 8523 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Red Mill Burgers — 312 N. 67th St.
  • Ridge Pizza — 7217 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Teachers Lounge — 8505 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Teasome — 6412 Phinney Ave. N.
  • Thaiku — 6705 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Wing Dome — 7818 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Yanni’s Greek Restaurant — 7419 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • The Yard Cafe — 8313 Greenwood Ave. N.

→ No CommentsTags: , , , ,

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.

→ No CommentsTags: , , , ,

Free lunches for kids and teens at Broadview and Green Lake libraries this summer

June 26th, 2017 by Doree

Seattle Public Library, United Way of King County and Food Lifeline are bringing free, healthy lunches and snacks to six libraries – including Broadview and Green Lake – for kids 18 and under this summer. The program runs from today (Monday) through Friday, Sept. 1, but is closed on July 4.

The Kids Cafe Summer Meal Program will serve food from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at the Broadview Branch, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.; and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday through Aug. 31 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.

All kids are welcome — no proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required. Kids Cafe meals are specifically selected to appeal to kids’ notoriously picky palates and to meet their special nutritional guidelines.

Free food is also served at several Seattle Parks and Recreation sites, as we told you about earlier.

→ No CommentsTags: , , , ,

Reminder: Pig Out today to raise money for PNA Hot Meal Program

October 5th, 2016 by Doree

2016-pig-out-image-resizedRemember that today (Wednesday) is the annual “Pig Out to Root Out Hunger” to raise money for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program.

Twenty-three local restaurants, pubs and coffee shops are donating a portion of their sales today, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, drinks and dessert.

Participating businesses are marked with colorful whirligig signs:

  • 74th Street Ale House, 7401 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • A La Mode Pies, 5821 Phinney Ave. N.
  • Bluebird Microcreamery, 7400 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Caffe Vita, 7402 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Fresh Flours, 6015 Phinney Ave. N.
  • Gainsbourg, 8550 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Georgia’s Greek Restaurant, 323 NW 85th St.
  • Martino’s, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Nutty Squirrel Gelato, 7212 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • The Olive and Grape, 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Pete’s Egg Nest, 7717 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Prost!, 7311 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Razzis Pizzeria, 8523 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Red Mill Burgers, 312 N. 67th St.
  • Ridge Pizza, 7217 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Teachers Lounge, 8505 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Thaiku, 6705 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • The Wing Dome, 7818 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Yanni’s Greek Restaurant, 7419 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • The Yard Cafe, 8313 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Zeeks Pizza, 6000 Phinney Ave. N.

You can also make a donation directly to the Hot Meal Program by sending a check to the PNA at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.

Comments Off on Reminder: Pig Out today to raise money for PNA Hot Meal ProgramTags: , , ,

Annual “Pig Out to Root Out Hunger” is Wednesday

September 30th, 2016 by Doree

2016-pig-out-image-resizedOur neighborhood’s annual “Pig Out to Root Out Hunger” is next Wednesday, Oct. 5, to raise money for the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Hot Meal Program.

Twenty-two local restaurants, pubs and coffee shops will donate a portion of their sales that day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, drinks and dessert. Look for the businesses marked with colorful whirligig signs.

Here’s a list of participating businesses:

  • 74th Street Ale House, 7401 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • A La Mode Pies, 5821 Phinney Ave. N.
  • Bluebird Microcreamery, 7400 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Caffe Vita, 7402 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery, 8570 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Fresh Flours, 6015 Phinney Ave. N.
  • Gainsbourg, 8550 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Georgia’s Greek Restaurant, 323 NW 85th St.
  • Martino’s, 7410 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Naked City Brewery, 8564 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Nutty Squirrel Gelato, 7212 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • The Olive and Grape, 8516 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Pete’s Egg Nest, 7717 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Prost!, 7311 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Razzis Pizzeria, 8523 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Ridge Pizza, 7217 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Teachers Lounge, 8505 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Thaiku, 6705 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • The Wing Dome, 7818 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Yanni’s Greek Restaurant, 7419 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • The Yard Cafe, 8313 Greenwood Ave. N.
  • Zeeks Pizza, 6000 Phinney Ave. N.

You can also make a donation directly to the Hot Meal Program by sending a check to the PNA at 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 98103.

Comments Off on Annual “Pig Out to Root Out Hunger” is WednesdayTags: , , , ,

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.

Comments Off on Hunger Action Month ends tomorrow, donate to Greenwood Food Resource CenterTags: , , , , ,

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.

Comments Off on Greenwood Food Resource Center halfway to goal of raising $3,000 for Hunger Action MonthTags: , , , ,

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.”

GreenwoodFoodResourceCenter-resized

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.

Comments Off on Support Greenwood Food Resource Center during Hunger Action MonthTags: , , , , , ,

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.

Comments Off on Family Works and Salvation Army opening new food bank in Greenwood on WednesdayTags: , , , , ,