I Want to Help!

We’ve already raised more than two-thirds of our campaign goal! BUT, there is still much fundraising to be done and there are several key ways you can help

  • Make a multi-year pledge in support of our capital campaign.
  • Invite a Food Bank speaker to your club, community group, church group, PTA or any other organization that you belong to that could benefit from learning about this campaign.
  • Host your own open house in your business, home, or at The Food Bank to raise awareness and funds for the campaign. We even created a House Party Kit to help you host a successful event.

If you want to participate in any or all of these ways or if you just want to learn more, please be in touch. Your continued support of our work has helped our hungriest neighbors remain fed; your support of the Fight Hunger Build Hope campaign will enable us to amplify the strength of your past investments in new and important ways.


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University Kiwanis Community Match

Kiwanis logo

University District Food Bank is in the midst of a three-year, $3.25 million capital campaign, Fight Hunger Build Hope, designed to build a larger, more efficient facility —expanding our capacity to provide nutritious food to families in need in addition to greater access to community resources.

The University Kiwanis Club and University Kiwanis Foundation have supported the University District Food Bank since its inception nearly 30 years ago. They are proud to support the Fight Hunger Build Hope capital campaign with a $50,000 gift. They have also pledged an additional $50,000 as matching grant to be paid when The Food Bank raises $50,000 in capital gifts from local organizations and small businesses.

To achieve this matching goal, The Food Bank is turning to our neighborhood supporters including local businesses, religious groups, and community councils. Individual donations from members of these groups will also be included towards the Kiwanis match. Please help us realize this match!

Visit www.udistrictfoodbank.org for more information about The Food Bank and the Fight Hunger Build Hope capital campaign, and to make a donation. When making a gift online, please include the name of the council you’re a member of in the “Comments/Other” field. Or, checks can be mailed to the University District Food Bank at 4731 15th Avenue NE, Seattle WA 98105.

Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.  If you are interested in learning more about the campaign or making a pledge, please contact Joe Gruber, Executive Director, at 206.523.7060 or joe@udistrictfoodbank.org.

Together, as one, we will create a strong and healthy community. 


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Campaign Donor Highlight: Jane & Peter Lamb

Jane & Peter Lamb

1. What aspect of the campaign are you most excited about?

The YouthCare apartments and the ability to integrate The Food Bank with other health care and social service providers. This helps get rid of the shotgun approach to our people in need.
2. How long have you been supporting the UDFB and why?

We found out about The Food Bank when my sister started working there in the 2000’s. She told me about your programs and what you do, and I got excited because hunger in our country in this day and age is unacceptable. In 2008, we started giving our “Milk Money” donations — $2,500 every five weeks for the Food Bank to buy fresh milk. We like knowing that milk is always available for Food Bank shoppers.

3. What would you tell someone thinking about making a gift to Fight Hunger Build Hope?

Anyone who has the means should remember that others who don’t are really suffering and in almost all cases, it’s no fault of their own that they’re in need. The “pull themselves up with their bootstraps” mentality is so ridiculous. Those bozos need to put themselves in the bootstraps of others.


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Our community responds to the Kiwanis matching grant

A big thanks to the many community councils, neighborhood residents, businesses and church groups that have contributed to our $50,000 challenge grant from the University Kiwanis. We are already more than half way to our match goal. This is amazing progress but we still need your help. If you are a business owner in Northeast Seattle, and you are interested in learning how your gift to our capital campaign can be doubled then please contact Joe Gruber, our Executive Director and he would be happy discuss this with you.