Food & Drink

Guide to Harvest Time Food Drives in Puget Sound

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It’s a time of harvest, and sharing with those less fortunate. Help stop hunger in Puget Sound by giving to one of these food drives.

Husky Food Drive
Saturday, October 27
7:15pm
CenturyLink Field
800 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.northwestharvest.org/Donate/GoDawgs

UW Police and UW Intercollegiate Athletics team up for the 33rd Annual Husky Food Drive. This year the event moves to CenturyLink Field for Homecoming as the Huskies host the Oregon State Beavers! Come out to watch the Huskies and make a cash or non-perishable food donation to help feed families in need. Your caring support of this long-standing Husky tradition is appreciated.

Half Price Books Rainier Place
November 1 – December 31
4027 Tacoma Mall Blvd.
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-566-1238
http://www.hpb.com/034.html

Rainier Place HPB in Tacoma will be collecting food donations for Northwest Harvest, St. Leo Food Connection, Salvation Army and other Tacoma-based food banks. No expired food or perishables please. Help reach out and help to feed the hungry in your community this holiday season.

Seahawks Tackle Hunger
Sunday, November 4
1:05pm
CenturyLink Field
800 Occidental Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134
http://www.northwestharvest.org

This year the Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings for Tackle Hunger. Staff and volunteers will canvas Century Link field gathering donations from fans.

Raven’s 12th Annual Jam for Cans
Thursday, November 15
6:00pm
Highway 99 Blues Club
1414 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101
http://www.jamforcans.com

Nominated for Best Blues Event many times by the Washington Blues Society members, it is a great chance to be generous and enjoy a great show! Everyone has a great time. Start the season of giving and caring off right at the 12th Annual Jam for Cans! Stop hunger! Bring 10 cans or $10 to attend. All the proceeds go to Northwest Harvest.

F.I.S.H. Food Drive
Thursday, November 15
12:00pm – 7:00pm
Safeway
72nd and Portland Ave
Tacoma, WA 98445
http://www.fishfoodbanks.org

Help the Tacoma Lions Club provide food for the hungry this season. Bring cash or canned food to Safeway. Benefits FISH food banks of Pierce County.

Green Lake Gobble & Mashed Potato Munch Off
Sunday, November 18
8:00am
Green Lake Park
5900 W Greenlake Way N
Seattle, WA 98103
http://www.promotionevents.com/thanksgiving

The event consists of a 10K run/walk, a 5K run/walk, a free kids dash and a post-race celebration that includes the crowd pleasing Mashed Potato Munch Off competitive eating contest. The event supports Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission through a cash donation as well as the well-needed onsite canned food drive. Please bring 2 cans of food to the event! In 2011, nearly one ton of canned food was donated! Register online.

6th Annual Seattle Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 22
9:00am
Golden Gardens Park
8498 Seaview Place NW
Seattle, WA 98117
http://www.seattleturkeytrot.org

Take part in the 5k jog, walk or run! All proceeds raised go directly to the Ballard Food Bank to help them provide food for those in need in the Seattle area. Register online.

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