The Chamber is delighted to throw it’s support behind Woodinville’s Mayor Elaine Cook’s “Month of Concern Food Drive” which is running all of the month of August.
This evening’s Celebrate Woodinville Concert (August 7) the City will have on site a truck to collect donations.
The benefactor is Chamber member, Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank.
Food insecurity, also known as hunger, is defined as the situation which occurs when an individual doesn’t know from where or when their next meal may occur.
In Washington State, we rank 10th in the country in overall wealth and 34th in food insecurity, 1 in 9 or 11% of the population is food insecure.
In Woodinville, we have neighbors who are food insecure. This is a call to action.
Over the course of the past three months, the conversation surrounding food insecurity in Woodinville has been top of mind for many. In April 2019, at the Chamber lunch, our Executive Director hosted a panel discussion on Food Sustainability and Food Insecurity. Attending were City of Woodinville – Mayor, Elaine Cook, Woodinville Storehouse, – Pastor Janine Brown, 21 Acres – Co-Director Liesl McWhorther, and Northshore YMCA – Rodney Scott. During the discussion, those in attendance learned about the needs in our community.
This was followed by a similar discussion hosted by Woodinville Rotary in July 2019, in which the Chamber’s Executive Director again moderated a panel discussion.
We urge you to participate and fill the shelves of the Woodinville Storehouse Food Bank. The need is not going to evaporate, and keeping this need top of mind benefits the entire Woodinville community.