A message to you: “West Seattle rocks!”

So says the West Seattle Food Bank‘s executive director Fran Yeatts (who you met in this WSB video report last month, if you didn’t already know her in person) — it was the subject line of this e-mail to WSB:

West Seattle is such an admirable community. I say this because of the wonderful responsiveness of our neighbors, businesses and individuals alike, who brought us holiday food and cash donations. With your help we were able to provide food to hundreds of families for Thanksgiving. On behalf of all the infants, children, teens, adults and seniors who rely on the West Seattle Food Bank to make ends meet, we extend our most sincere thanks.

And now – to the Christmas/Hanukkah/New Year’s/Kwanzaa/Solstice season. You can give $ online to the West Seattle Food Bank any time by going here. And here’s what else you can do to help:

Full text of the WSFB’s latest media release:

The West Seattle Food Bank is seeking food and cash donations to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry this holiday season.

“There are many of our West Seattle neighbors who need special help,” said Food Bank Executive Director Fran Yeatts, “and unfortunately that’s especially true at this time of year. The West Seattle Food Bank will greatly appreciate anything you can do to help bring cheer to their holidays.”

Individuals and businesses can make holiday meals possible by donating items from the list below. Donations will help the most people by bringing Christmas food donations to the Food Bank by December 17th.

Holiday foods to donate:

Frozen turkey
Stuffing mix
Mixed salad greens
Canned cranberries (whole or sauce)
Canned gravy
Yams or sweet potatoes (fresh or canned)
White potatoes
Pumpkin or apple pies
Dinner rolls (frozen or packaged)
Cash donations are always welcomed and will help the Food Bank purchase items that are needed Cash donations can be sent to: West Seattle Food Bank, 3419 SW Morgan Street, Seattle, WA 98126, or donated online at www.westseattlefoodbank.org. Food donation bins are also located at Metropolitan Market, PCC and West Seattle Thriftway.

“Generous neighbors can make such a difference,” said Yeatts, “and on our clients’ behalf, we thank everyone.”

Just south of West Seattle, by the way, our neighboring area is served by the White Center Food Bank, and Ricardo Guarnero of Cafe Rozella e-mailed WSB the other day to say WCFB is looking for volunteer help right now: “Contact Audrey Zemke at (206) 762-2848 or email wcfb@drizzle.com,” says Ricardo.

3 Replies to "A message to you: "West Seattle rocks!""

  • Pete December 7, 2007 (9:18 am)

    As a member of the West Seattle Food Bank’s Board of Director’s I want to add our thanks to Fran’s email. It is unbelievable to sit back and watch the generosity of our neighbors throughout the West Seattle community come together during the holidays (not to mention year long support) to ensure that those in need are given a helping hand. Thanks to all of our very generous supporters.

  • BB December 7, 2007 (1:48 pm)

    I LOVE West Seattle! Way to go neighbors!

  • Bird December 8, 2007 (2:59 pm)

    the westside is the bestside!!

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