The Eastside Entrepreneurs Social Network, with over 2,000 local members, will be holding a food and fund drive to benefit Renewal Food Bank in Bellevue during the month of May.  This is happening as part of the kickoff of Year Round Eastside Sustainable Food & Fund Drive, which is designed to be a sustainable, ongoing and fully community supported program to fully stock and fund Renewal Food Bank more consistently each and every month of the year.

Other businesses and organizations are encouraged to step up to get on the calendar and share in this vital community stewardship.  Individuals are encouraged to hold fund and food drives as well.  As time goes on, measures of success will set and healthy competition can occur for the benefit of the cause.  We hope to see fund raising competitions between companies, imagine competition for good between Microsoft vs Google? Albertsons vs Safeway vs QFC vs Whole Foods? Bellevue Collection vs The Bravern?  Crossroads Mall vs Factoria Mall?  Daniel’s vs John Howie Steak vs Ruths Chris?

Renewal Food Bank also has a piggy bank change collection program and partnership with Coinstar to count the donations.  Donors are provided with plastic piggy banks, which they fill up with their spare change – either on a counter at shop or restaurant, in the company employee lounge next to the vending machines, or on an employee’s nightstand at home.  Renewal Food Bank is very happy to provide the piggy banks to all members of any group, business or organization that what to help support their local food bank and help their neighbors through community service.  Schools, churches and large corporations have proven to be extra successful in these collections and are encouraged to participate as a way to make a HUGE difference in people’s lives right here in our community.

Food Bank Heroes and Food Bank Hero of the Month

Each and every participant in the Year Round Eastside Sustainable Food Drive will be an instant Food Bank Hero and the single person, business or organization that makes the biggest impact each month on WIN’s Renewal Food Bank and our efforts to end hunger on the Eastside, will be the Renewal Food Bank Hero of the Month, be awarded a plaque and have your photo taken for the Renewal Food Bank Facebook page.

For more information, or to sign up to join in the Year Round Eastside Sustainable Food Drive, please ‘Like” Renewal Food Bank and World Impact Network on Facebook and contact Joe Kennedy, Joe(at) or call 425-213-4176.  We will need to know the name of group, business or individual, number of people in group, contact person, contact information, month(s) desired to help collect food and funds and if you will need collection bins/barrels and/or piggy banks for collecting coins.  Thank you so much for your support of World Impact Network’s Renewal Food Bank and our mission of feeding the hungry in East King County in an environment of caring service and dignity.

To be successful in the quest to end hunger here at home, we will need to build countless strong partnerships – with media partners, with other non-profit groups, with networking groups, with bloggers, marketers and social media all-stars.  PLEASE join us!  We will need A LOT of help and if we are going to end world hunger, it needs to start right here, right now.  EASTSIDERS CAN DO ANYTHING – EVEN END HUNGER!


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