We've been feeding to our hungry neighbors for more than 20 years. As one of Seattle's busiest food banks, we help nourish about 11,000 people most months. We are the only food bank in the heart of Rainier Valley, home to the nation's most ethnically diverse ZIP code and some of the city's lowest-income areas. We offer a rich variety of healthy, fresh and locally-sourced foods. Community donations account for more than half of our funding. Find out more at rvfb.org.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kids Raising Funds for RVFB … One Coin at a Time

You know what they say about spare change: Every penny counts.

That's what we're counting on as we challenge kids to spend the next few months collecting coins for Rainier Valley Food Bank. All the pennies and nickels, dimes and quarters — bills and checks, too — that kids collect will add up fast and help us stock our shelves with healthy food.

We handed out our first batch of coin collection cans at our 5th annual holiday cookie decorating party. We have some cans leftover, so if you want one for your kid(s), stop by the food bank anytime Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. and we'll hook you up. 

Click here for our Every Penny Counts coin drive instructions.  

Now for the fun part … we're awarding some super-cool prizes to the top three fundraisers, whoever turns in the most moolah by 5 p.m. on Valentine's Day:

1st prize: Group cooking class!
Seattle Tilth's Rainier Valley Eats program will treat you and up to 15 of your friends to your very own cooking class! Just tell them what kind of food you like and they'll teach you some easy, healthy recipes.
Where: Light for Life Church kitchen (3820 S. Ferdinand St.)
When: Whatever date/time works for you and Rainier Valley Eats staff

2nd prize: Gardening books and supplies
Your Farm in the City: An Urban Dweller’s Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth
The Maritime Northwest Garden Guide by Carl Elliott and Rob Peterson
Kid's gardening kit

3rd prize: Books about food & cooking
How Did That Get In My Lunch Box? The Story of Food by Chris Butterworth
Kids' Kitchen: 40 Fun and Healthy Recipes to Make and Share by Fiona Bird

We'll announce the winners in this blog (and on Facebook) as soon as possible after Valentine's Day.

Any questions, email RVFB's Elise Cope at elise@rvfb.org, or call 206-723-4105.

Alrighty ... good luck, kiddos! 

(And give what you can, grown-ups!)

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