CRIME WATCH: Burglars hit White Center Food Bank – here’s how to help with the recovery

The White Center Food Bank, which also serves people in south West Seattle, was hit by burglars over the holiday weekend. We got a tip about this on Tuesday and inquired; here’s the info we received today in response:

Over the 4th of July holiday weekend the administrative area of the White Center Food Bank was broken into and burglarized.

We lost computers, tools, grow lights for our garden, headphones, other electronics, and more that we are still trying to sort out.

Please keep an eye out for anyone selling or dumping these items and please let us know at

This is heartbreaking for a non-profit food bank with the sole intent of serving our neighbors, but we know we will get through it with our community’s support. We are filing an insurance claim, but if you wish to support the recovery of stolen items, we have set up a ‘Theft Recovery Fund’ designation on our donation website:

14 Replies to "CRIME WATCH: Burglars hit White Center Food Bank - here's how to help with the recovery"

  • Alki Jack July 6, 2022 (11:45 am)

    Only the lowest of low would steal for a Food Bank.

  • Jack July 6, 2022 (12:18 pm)

    How low, stealing from a Food Bank.

  • Jim P. July 6, 2022 (1:17 pm)

    I have a PC and monitor and a printer/scanner they can have for picking up but I can’t find any way to contact them.

  • flimflam July 6, 2022 (1:34 pm)

    What’s wrong with these people? Are they so ignorant as to not realize they can get the food for free or are they somehow selling it? No shame on the streets anymore.

    • Nolan July 7, 2022 (1:53 pm)

      As long as we’re just doing wild speculation built entirely out of biases, it’s deeply disappointing to me that the local millionaires would break into a food bank just to make sure poor people can’t thrive in their neighborhood.

  • Beepee July 6, 2022 (3:02 pm)

    It seems like it was not a theft of the food but more so the electronics and other important items it takes to keep the food bank running.  What a shame 

  • Mellow Kitty July 6, 2022 (3:31 pm)

    What kind of low-life scummy a-hole steals from a food bank!?! What a POS. 

  • Mj July 6, 2022 (5:43 pm)

    I hope they are caught and put in prison.  And make sure to tell the other prisoners the reason why they are there.

  • Audifans July 7, 2022 (6:52 am)

    Worthless, no good cretins…..  

  • Kate July 7, 2022 (9:44 am)

    Future Primitive is hosting a charity 5K this Saturday to benefit the White Center Food Bank:

    Fun way to support WCFB in addition to direct donations.

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