Entries by University District Food Bank Administrator

Winter Wishes 2016

Each Holiday season, UDFB partners with University Village for their Winter Wishes program. Food bank customers fill out wish lists for their children written on tags, which are hung on trees at U-Village. Individuals then select a tag and purchase the items, which are picked up by the food bank and distributed to families the […]

Home Delivery: Meet our Customers

Home Delivery is one of our fastest growing programs at UDFB. The program began in 2010 to serve those in our community unable to access the food bank due to advancing age, medical condition, or physical disability. Participation in Home Delivery has doubled over the past three years. Thanks to our amazing volunteer drivers, we now serve 85 […]

Farmers Market Vouchers

Did you know the food bank distributes $10,000 worth of Farmers Market vouchers to our customers each year? Through our partnership with the Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance (NFMA), every food bank customer is eligible to receive monthly vouchers equivalent to $6 during the peak growing season, or late June through the end of November, […]

Our First Period Packing Party

By: Kailin Mooney  “The fact that menstruation is a taboo topic to begin with, means that people who are able [to] help, often aren’t even aware that such a vast need exists.” Robyn asked if I would consider guest blogging about a visionary benefit house party we both attended a few weeks back. This particular […]

Flavors of Fall in the Food Bank

Fall is upon us, and for me, there is no better time to cook seasonally and resourcefully. As we begin receiving large quantities of fresh vegetables through our purchasing contract with a local farm (see previous blog post), we’ve distributed a couple new recipe cards both in the food bank and in our Home Delivery boxes to […]