Greenwood Food Bank needs help
The Volunteers of America Greenwood Food Bank is approaching a critical lack of food supply, according to a press release.
Currently the food bank has less than four distribution days of food. "The Greenwood Food Bank typically has a supply of 8 distribution days of food. Right now, we have half of that in our stock," said Leann Geiger, Director of Food Bank Services at Volunteers of America, in the press release. "Food donations have continued to decrease and we are concerned that we will run out of food."
The decline in supply is due to a few reasons. Summer months are always slow, low-income children rely more on the food bank without the same school meal program benefits they get throughout the school year, and, most dramatically, the Greenwood Market has closed down. The Greenwood Market donated over 4,000 pounds of food a week and the food bank has been unable to replace that sudden loss.
Needed food items include canned meat, boxed meals, and kid friendly foods such as macaroni and cheese and canned fruit. Donations are accepted at the Greenwood Food Bank, located at 9041 Greenwood Ave N. every Tuesday – Friday, from 8:30am – 4:00pm.
Monetary donations can also be made. To make a donation, visit www.voaww.org/give or send a check to Volunteers of America 9041 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.
To volunteer at the Greenwood Food Bank, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.voaww.org/volunteer.