For the next two months, donations to either or both of the two food banks that serve areas of West Seattle — the West Seattle Food Bank and White Center Food Bank — will bring the agencies and their clients an extra boost. This news release explains why:
$1 MILLION FEINSTEIN CHALLENGE TO BENEFIT LOCAL Food BankS
March and April donations to West Seattle Food Bank and White Center Food Bank will qualify for Feinstein Challenge
The West Seattle Food Bank and White Center Food Bank are encouraging community members to make donations between March 1st and April 30th so they can be submitted for matching funds from the Feinstein Foundationâ€™s $1 Million Challenge.
For the past 11 years Rhode Island philanthropist, Alan Shawn Feinstein, has made $1 Million available to help anti-hunger agencies. For every cash and food donation received by the end of April the Feinstein Foundation will add a financial contribution.
â€œIt may be hard for many to believe,â€ said Fran Yeatts, executive director of the West Seattle Food Bank, â€œbut more than 3,200 families visited the West Seattle Food Bank in 2007. Thatâ€™s 10% more than the year before. And the White Center Food Bank served 3,812 families, a 16% increase from 2006. So itâ€™s obvious that the threat of hunger is very real in both our communities.â€
â€œThe more we receive during the challenge period,â€ said Ms. Yeatts, â€œthe greater the match weâ€™ll get from the Feinstein Foundation, which will help us provide for the babies, teens, adults and seniors who depend on our two organizations .â€
For the West Seattle Food Bank, donations may be mailed to 3419 SW Morgan, Seattle, WA 98126. For information about the West Seattle Food Bankâ€™s programs benefited by the $1 Million Challenge, visit www.westseattlefoodbank.org or contact Fran Yeatts at (206) 932-9023, or email email@example.com.
For the White Center Food Bank, donations may be mailed to 10829 8th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98146. For information about the White Center Food Bankâ€™s programs benefited by the $1 Million Challenge, visit www.whitecenterfoodbank.org or contact Rick Jump at (206) 762-2848, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information about the Feinstein Foundation and the $1 Million Challenge, visit www.feinsteinfoundation.org