FoodRaiser! Saturday, April 23rd, 10:00 – 4:00 @ Island Market

Thurston County Progressive Network (TC Pro-Net) is holding their annual “FoodRaiser,” which benefits Thurston County Food Bank (TCFB). As a satellite of TCFB, the local St. Christopher’s Food Bank will benefit in the long term from this county wide event, and we encourage your participation, either as a donor, or a volunteer.

We are still looking for volunteers to run 2 hour shifts. Kris Ness is coordinating the Griffin/Steamboat Island area drive for TC Pro-Net. If you are available for a 2 hour shift in front of Island Market, plus a little bit of time to deliver your shift’s collections to TCFB immediately after your shift, please call Kris at 360-866-3795. We are looking for up to 6 volunteers, who will work in pairs.

We also have shifts open in other parts of the county, so if you are willing to volunteer at another location once we have our neighborhood covered, please let Kris know as well.

Food Donation Ideas:

  • High protein food such as canned chili, peanut butter, beans, or canned meat.
  • Pasta and Macaroni and Cheese.
  • Canned fruit and vegetables.
  • Soup.
  • Baby Food and Formula.
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables that store well in a refrigerator.

Cash and Checks (payable to “Thurston County Food Bank”) will be greatly appreciated.

The Food Bank also has a “wish list” for supplies to support their FORKids program. This program provides weekend food for homeless and needy elementary school children. These children receive free breakfasts and lunch at school during the week and need nourishment for the weekend. The food is supplied by the food bank and put into the child’s backpack for the weekend.

  • Oatmeal packets
  • Cup of Soup
  • Fruit cups
  • Small boxes of raisins
  • Vienna sausage
  • Beanies & Weenies
  • Cocoa mix
  • Cold cereal boxes
  • Easy Mac and Cheese
  • Tuna and Crackers
  • Cheese and Crackers
  • Ravioli cups
  • Cup of applesauce

Please, no peanut products, for the FORKids program.

Last year the event raised 3000 lbs of non-perishables, and $4000 in cash donations for the total county, and our site at Island Market contributed roughly 10% of that even we were the smallest location of the 10 locations participating.

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