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The Board of Directors and Staff of the West Seattle Food Bank would like to graciously thank our sponsors, donors, guests and our dedicated and hard working volunteers for making our 7th Annual Instruments of Change  Dinner/Auction such a huge success, raising over $122,000 a 20% increase over last year.

Over 200 guests joined us on Friday evening, May 2nd at The Hall of Fauntleroy .   This very fun event featured a hosted Happy Hour by David & Jarvis Weld in the Game Room sponsored by Jackson, Morgan, Hunt where guests enjoyed spinning the Swedish Automotive wheel for certificates around town, tossing a ring for wine in the Ventana Construction Wine Toss, getting their pictures taken in the CoHo Team/Seattle Met Magazine Photo Booth and bidding on unique Silent Auction items.

After sitting down for dinner, provided by Tuxedo and Tennis Shoes,  guests participated in a very energetic live auction where two guests walked away with trips to South Africa.   Rosslyn Shea, our guest speaker and a counselor  at Arbor Heights Elementary, was very instrumental in the start of our  new Backpack Program and spoke passionately about the children.

In Rosslyn’s words, “I am originally from Kenya and when I moved to the US I was shocked to see children going to bed hungry, I expect that in a third world country, I do not expect it in American, the greatest nation in the world.”

 Thank You to our Generous Sponsors!

We’d like to thank the sponsors who generously supported us this year: Jackson, Morgan, HuntFranciscan/Highline Medical Center; Seattle Wine Awards; CoHo Team of Windermere Agents; First Lutheran Church; David & Jarvis Weld; Metropolitan Market; Ncompass Construction; JPMorgan Chase; Steven & Julie Friedman; Ventana Construction; Swedish Automotive; Budget Key & Security; Darigold; Emeritus – Admiral Heights & West Seattle; Evergreen Tang Soo Do Academy; Hardcastle Entertainment; Highline Physical Therapy; Holy Rosary Church;  Northwest Art & Frame; NW Insurance Group; Our Lady of Guadalupe; Verity Credit Union; Westside Unitarian Universalist Congregation.  Thank you so much for your continued support.  You are truly instruments of positive change!

 Special thanks to our In-Kind Partners

Brad Huskinson & Virginia Pelligrino from Huskinson Productions for the beautiful video they produced for us.   You can view it on the home page of our website at www.westseattlefoodbank.org.; James at FastSigns for helping with printing; Cheryl Nellis from cNellis Photography for taking all the pictures – check them out on our Facebook page or on our website under News & Events/Instruments of Change.   Huge thanks to Christopher at Seattle Wine Awards for providing all the wine for both the Happy Hour and Dinner and Georgetown Brewery for their Manny’s Pale Ale.