Holiday help: Pegasus “college kid” seeks food-drive donations

Got this note from a Pegasus Pizza employee – who wants to be sure you bring something along when headed there for your next pizza this holiday season:

Hi, my name is Laura, I am trying to organize a big Christmas food drive down at
Pegasus Pizza on Alki. There is already a big box down there all ready and waiting for donations! But Pegasus isn’t exactly like Safeway where you can get something inside while shopping to drop off on your way back out the door so I’m having a much harder time getting the word out than I expected. I was hoping that it could go onto the events page of the blog just so that people will see it and know to bring stuff down with them when they come for lunch/dinner.

Basic info: We are collecting any/all non-perishable food items; all donations going to the West Seattle Food Bank for christmas. If customers bring in 5 or more items of food, we are giving them a coupon for $2.00 off any size pizza.

We’ve listed this with other business drives on the Holidays page, of course, but wanted to give an extra shoutout to Laura, who concluded her note by describing herself as “just a … college kid trying to make a tiny little difference.” Pegasus is at 62nd/Alki (map), online at

3 Replies to "Holiday help: Pegasus "college kid" seeks food-drive donations"

  • Meghan December 9, 2008 (9:48 am)

    This is wonderful, and we should all support food drives, especially this year. But there is something that most people don’t know that I think is worth spreading the word on: Established food banks can actually purchase food wholesale, so if you donate cash, not only can they buy precisely what they need; your money goes up to twice as far than if you buy groceries retail and donate them. Again, it’s all good (donating food and/or cash), but it’s worth spreading the word that cash donations can help more people.

  • RobertSeattle December 9, 2008 (3:57 pm)

    I’m in complete agreement with Meghan. Every time I look in one of those food drive bins all I see is a bunch of Top Ramen…

  • changingtimes December 9, 2008 (8:50 pm)

    also food banks like northwest harvest will take all canned foods dated in 2008 and according to them noodles do not expire…which i guess is a good thing.

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