West Seattle Thriftway shopping spree becomes a giving spree

April 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm | In West Seattle news | 7 Comments

The West Seattle Thriftway silver-anniversary shopping-spree raffle became a double gift to the West Seattle Food Bank. Not only did the store donate the $2,200 in ticket sales, the man whose ticket was drawn for the spree donated most of his take, too. Rob Dent managed to load up with $425 worth of Western Family products during his 4-minute spree this morning – here’s a bit of video as he went after the frozen food:

Before his four-minute spree, Rob got to go through the store with assistant manager Steve Kamphaus:

Rob sought out some specific items the Food Bank needed, after conferring with them to see what was most in demand – those items included bags of sugar; note them on the checkout counter here:

Of the few things he kept … one was a new stuffed friend for his daughter Sofia, who was guarding it closely while in the arms of mom Naomi:

P.S. In addition to food and money donations like today’s double gift – which counts extra since the Feinstein Challenge is still on till month’s end – Food Bank executive director Fran Yeatts (in the group photo, helping hold the check, along with board members and Thriftway team members) tells us they need VOLUNTEER HELP! Here’s how (and when) you can get involved.

7 Comments

  1. Awesome story! Thank you Thritway, Pete, Chris, and of course Rob for your great hearts in taking care of those around you!

    Comment by David Toledo — 2:47 pm April 20, 2013 #

  2. What a great story of generosity and sharing, on the part of Rob, and Thriftway and its wonderful Staff!

    .

    And Sofia is adorable!

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 3:26 pm April 20, 2013 #

  3. Wonderful story. And ditto re Sofia – so cute, and I love her expression!

    Comment by Sonoma — 5:44 pm April 20, 2013 #

  4. Thats awesome. More reason to support Thriftway. Cute kiddo, glad she got to keep her new buddy.

    Comment by mike — 6:06 pm April 20, 2013 #

  5. Wow, Rob Dent has my vote for West Seattleite of the Year.

    What a selfless act.

    Comment by West Seattle Hipster — 6:10 pm April 20, 2013 #

  6. Kinda awesome in every possible way :)

    Comment by Heather — 7:00 pm April 20, 2013 #

  7. I would have kept it all.

    Comment by C. — 8:48 pm April 20, 2013 #

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