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Apron Creation A Sensation!

Last week strangers and friends got together to cut, sew, and assemble aprons for the volunteers at the FamilyWorks Food Bank. People came armed with scissors, pins, and sewing machines and got right to work! We are incredibly grateful to Sew-Up Seattle for donating five beautiful sewing machines and one experienced teacher for our newbie sewers. Thanks to everyone who attended! It was a smashing success! In total, we completed 14 aprons in under 3 hours.

We ordered patches from Schnitzel and Boo so that each apron would have our logo…

Want to get involved? Call Danielle at (206) 576-6534. We have extra fabric if you’d like to create an apron at home to donate to the food bank.

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Filed under Advocacy, Food Bank, Just for Fun

Working professionals head to food bank – CNN.com

Here’s yet another article on the trend of working professionals, people who’ve never had to use food banks previously, who are now using food banks. FamilyWorks, too, has seen a dramatic increase in the number of people served at our food bank in the past 6 months.  One silver lining in this cloud is that perhaps when the economy recovers, more people will, having been personal beneficiaries of food banks, be advocates for us all. Another positive note is that people are drawing together as communities to support each other in these tough times. Check out the full CNN article below.

 

 

Working professionals head to food bank – CNN.com.

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Filed under Food Bank, Hunger & Food Security, Poverty