GRATITUDE: West Seattle Food Bank says ‘thank you’ for Instruments of Change success

May 18, 2017 9:33 pm
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The tally’s in, and the West Seattle Food Bank is expressing gratitude tonight for everyone involved with last Saturday’s Instruments of Change fundraiser. From WSFB’s Judi Yazzolino:

The Board of Directors and Staff of the West Seattle Food Bank would like to graciously thank our sponsors, donors, guests and our dedicated and hardworking volunteers for making our 10th Annual Instruments of Change Dinner/Auction such a huge success, raising over $148,500, which was $17,000 more than last year.

More than 250 guests joined us on Saturday evening, May 13th at The Seattle Design Center to not only raise money for the many programs and services provided to those in need as well as celebrating the 10th anniversary of the 35th & Morgan location.

This extremely fun event featured a hosted Happy Hour where guests enjoyed tossing a ring for a bottle of wine in the Wine Toss, tasting some fabulous liquor and cocktails by Peel & Press and bidding on unique Silent Auction items donated by West Seattle businesses.

After sitting down for dinner, provided by Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering, guests participated in a very energetic Heads or Tails, a live auction where guests bid on having their table served wine by board president & owner of Viscon Cellars, Ben Viscon (left), a table of specialty drink made by The Bridge and dashed for some incredible desserts donated by the best in our community. After a film produced by Huskinson Productions and a heartwarming talk by client Robert Duris, guests generously raised their paddles for those in the West Seattle community in need of a little help.

Please congratulate Metropolitan Market and their customers for being the recipient of our 2nd Annual Instrument of Change Award. Two past managers, Darryl Pittman and Glen Hasstedt, and current manager Paul Marth (all 3 at right) were there to accept the award. We have such appreciation for the generosity that the Metropolitan Market customers give us every year during food drives and the annual Holiday Drive and certainly to Metropolitan Market for donating food to us for our clients every single day!

Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

We’d like to thank the sponsors who generously supported us this year: HomeStreet Bank, Nucor Steel, CHI Franciscan Health, Seattle & Oregon Wine Awards; CoHo Team of Windermere Agents; First Lutheran Church of West Seattle; Holy Rosary School; Viscon Cellars; Quail Park Memory Care Residence of West Seattle; David & Jarvis Weld; Avalon Glassworks; Ncompass Construction; Swedish Automotive; Verity Credit Union; West Seattle Blog; Financial Design. Thank you so much for your continued support. You are truly instruments of positive change!

Thank you so much, West Seattle! All proceeds from Instruments of Change will ensure the thousands of children, seniors and adults the West Seattle Food Bank serves have access to quality, healthy food and other needed services.

(Among the businesses/organizations mentioned above, Metropolitan Market, Peel & Press, HomeStreet Bank, CHI Franciscan Health, Quail Park Memory Care, Ncompass Construction, Viscon Cellars, and Swedish Automotive also are WSB sponsors.)

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