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Phinney Neighborhood Association – Winter Festival and Crafts Fair

Phinney Neighborhood Association – Winter Festival and Crafts Fair.

All canned goods collected on Sunday are donated to the FamilyWorks Food Bank.  Hope to see you there!

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Nation & World | More families going without enough food | Seattle Times Newspaper

Nation & World | More families going without enough food | Seattle Times Newspaper.

Did you see this article in which more families are going without enough food?  This is not news to us.  We have seen the rise in families using our food bank.  But we live in such a generous community that we have been able to meet the need.  We hope that soon the ecomony picks up, people find jobs and are able to meet their finaincial needs.  Until then, we will remain open to help those who need it.

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Volunteers for Food Drives Needed

Help us keep our food bank stocked with nutritious food!  FamilyWorks is looking for volunteers to help with food drives at two local grocery stores.   Duties include handing out flyers and placinVolunteers collecting food at QFCg donated food into bins.  The following dates and times are available.  We ask that volunteers commit to 1-2 hour shifts.

 

Wallingford QFC (Adults only due to construction):

Saturday Nov. 7th 10am – 3pm

Saturday Nov 21st – 10am – 3pm

 

Roosevelt Safeway (families & youth volunteers welcome)

Saturday Nov 21st 10am – 3pm

December 5th – 10 am – 3pm

December 19th – 10am – 3pm

To volunteer contact Kate at katebg@familyworksseattle.org or 206-694-6725.

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Seattle’s Bag Fee and the Poor

Thanks to CAMP for highlighting the affects on the poor of the proposed Seattle 20-cent bag fee.  Our clients will be affected the same way.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/2009555408_danny29.html

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The Associated Press: 1 million more Americans volunteered in 2008

Food Bank Staff and Volunteers

Food Bank Staff and VolunteersAt FamilyWorks we rely heavily on volunteer support to nourish and strengthen families at the food bank and resource center.  If this inspires you, please contact Kate to learn about the volunteer openings at FamilyWorks.

 

The Associated Press: 1 million more Americans volunteered in 2008.

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