Holiday postscript: Metropolitan Market gives customers’ gift to West Seattle Food Bank

January 24, 2013 at 9:08 pm | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

(WSB photo by Patrick Sand)
One month after Christmas – the holiday giving isn’t over yet. This morning at Metropolitan Market (WSB sponsor) in Admiral, West Seattle Food Bank executive director Fran Yeatts and (left) board member David Weld accepted an $11,000 check from store director Glen Hasstedt (right). Yeatts says it’s from what MM customers donated over the holidays.

P.S. The food bank is inviting you to come get a firsthand look at how it works, during a community open house/tour opportunity two weeks from tonight, 5-7 pm February 7th (3419 SW Morgan).

5 Comments

  1. Very nice contribution, West Seattle!

    Comment by Livin' in West Seattle since '91 — 10:41 pm January 24, 2013 #

  2. That is awesome – way to go Metro Market & customers!

    Comment by Sassy — 9:01 am January 25, 2013 #

  3. Would be great if met market would donate too, not just use customer donations…

    Comment by Whoa — 9:08 am January 25, 2013 #

  4. They do.
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    http://metropolitan-market.com/community/index.php
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    There are smaller ways that aren’t listed there – for example, when the Admiral Neighborhood Association has its quarterly cleanups, they gather at MM, which provides breakfast treats at the start, and sack/box lunches at the end for the volunteers.
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    I never realized, overall, how many West Seattle businesses give so much, until I left citywide news and started working on WSB fulltime. Big corporations hire PR people to make a fuss over “contests” in which they get people to vie for a thousand dollars here and a thousand dollars there – but the sums and items donated by community businesses year in and year out are a so much higher percentage of their revenue, and too often you don’t hear much about it. This wasn’t PR, either – we have asked organizations like the Food Bank to let us know about things like this (and we invite any nonprofit or company to do the same – editor@westseattleblog.com) and happened to find out in time to go take a pic … Sorry, one of my soapbox issues! TR

    Comment by WSB — 9:36 am January 25, 2013 #

  5. Awesome!!

    Our Vashon Thriftway matches donations up to $5K each December (so $10K to the island food bank). Neighbors helping neighbors – I love it!

    Comment by SudsyMaggie — 12:00 pm January 25, 2013 #

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