Entries by University District Food Bank Administrator

Rooftop Roots: Fresh vegetables and gardening education

Our latest project, Rooftop Roots, represents a new source of fresh produce for our food bank customers, and an opportunity to empower low-income youth through hands-on gardening education. Growing Food Our new rooftop garden will grow nutritious fruits, vegetables, herbs, and honey for thousands who seek food security and resources to build self-sufficiency. Tended by experienced staff […]

Help us grow roots in our new home!

We’re excited to ask our community to help catalyze Rooftop Roots – our new rooftop garden and community engagement work. As part of our Fight Hunger Build Hope campaign for a new food bank building, we’re opening a garden on the roof of the new food bank that will ultimately generate 10,000 pounds of produce every year […]

Staff Feature: Dave

Dave manages our walk-in food bank three days a week. You’re likely to find him sorting through boxes of rotten salad greens while welcoming a new group of volunteers, leading them in a banana freezing project, writing daily fresh sheets, or singing a Talking Heads song in the back room after hours. Through the chaos […]

#GiveBIG For UDFB

We’re excited to be participating in the Seattle Foundation’s annual GiveBIG event for the sixth year in a row. During GiveBig 2015, we had 127 donations totaling $25,827. In this year of so much growth and transition for our food bank, we hope we can count on your support to top that number! Donations will […]