Due in great part to the staggering economy, high unemployment rate and cut back of government programs, the need for services provided by World Impact Network’s Bellevue-based Renewal Food Bank are expected to be at an all-time high this summer.

Summer is a time when children are out of school and many are busy enjoying family vacations and summer camps. Unfortunately, even here on the Eastside, there are many less fortunate who are often forgotten – especially during the summer months.

To help ensure Renewal Food Bank is continually stocked for the hundreds of families served each week, there are a growing number of local businesses and organizations joining in to take part in the Eastside Year Round Sustainable Food and Fund Drive.

A few events happening this month to benefit WIN’s Renewal Food Bank include:

June 1 – Eastside Women in Business Monthly Luncheon
McCormick & Schmick’s, 700 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue  12:30 – 2:30pm
EWIB will be collecting non-perishable food items for the food bank.

June 1-3 Renewal Food Bank FUNdraiser at California Pizza Kitchen in Bellevue. CPK will donate 20% of all bills of diners with the special flyer (available at www.worldimpactnetwork.org).  Readers are encouraged to print the flyer and/or share it with friends and family.

June 23 – Real Estate Association of Puget Sound (REAPS) will be collecting food at their annual membership drive meeting at the Sheraton Hotel in Bellevue.

June – August – Woodinville Weekly is collecting food for Renewal Food Bank during the entire summer!

There is a desperate need for other leading Eastside businesses and organizations to step up and adopt a month to give back to our local community by helping Renewal Food Bank.  Help during the coming summer months is especially crucial and appreciated.  To participate send an email to Joe(at)RenewalFoodBank.org.

Food Bank Heroes
who are already participating: (updated 5/31/11)

Businesses – please support these businesses and organizations who are involved in helping our community:

Heritage Bank – Bellevue – MAY
Macy’s Bellevue Square – Macy’s Community Shopping Day – MAY 14
Sterling Savings Home Loan Division – Bellevue – MAY
California Pizza Kitchen – Bellevue – JUNE 1-3
Woodinville Weekly – Woodinville – JUNE-AUGUST
Pande Cameron Fine Carpets – Bellevue – SEPTEMBER


Eastside Entrepreneurs – MAY
Eastside Women in Business – JUNE (collecting food at June 1st luncheon)
Real Estate Association of Puget Sound (REAPS) – JUNE (collecting at June 23rd membership event)
Eastside Business Association – SEPTEMBER

For your business or organization to participate in the Eastside Year Round Sustainable Food and Fund Drive, contact Joe Kennedy at Joe(at)RenewalFoodBank.org or 425-213-4176.

Renewal Food Bank mission:  To feed the hungry in East King County in an environment of caring service and dignity.

About Renewal Food Bank: Established in May of 1998, Renewal Food Bank is located in Bellevue, Washington. We are part of the Northwest Harvest Hunger Relief Network and a partner agency of Food Lifeline. Since opening our doors we have fed well over 240,000 individuals and continue to feed approximately 175-220 families each week. The food bank was started in keeping with WIN’s vision to strengthen communities.  More info can be found at www.Facebook.com/RenewalFoodBank or www.RenewalFoodBank.org



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