Picnics in the Park
Jun
24
to Aug 30

Picnics in the Park

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Weekdays
12:00pm- 1:30pm
Ober Park

Now in its sixth year, Picnics in the Park offers a welcoming, fun, healthy summer experience for all children and youth, providing free nutritious lunches and volunteer-led activities. 

Picnics was created to make sure that children who qualified for free and reduced lunches from the School District continued to have access to healthy food all summer.  It has evolved into a unique community wide daily outing for families, a ‘destination’ that epitomizes the best of summer!

Picnics begins on the first day of summer vacation and continues through the last day. Lunch includes choices of sandwiches and a gluten free option, fruits, vegetables and snacks.  Three days week, the Children’s Librarian reads stories under the trees and hands out free books once a week.  Other volunteers offer physical activities, arts and crafts, music and mime.  The Fire Department is often on-hand once or twice to entertain and educate about fire safety.

The Food Bank partners with the Park District and the Vashon Library to present Picnics.

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Farm-to-Table Dinner
Jul
28
6:00 PM18:00

Farm-to-Table Dinner

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Farm to Table Dinner

Our 3rd annual Farm-to-Table dinner will be held at the spectacular Andrew Will Winery on the evening of July 28th. Chris from Earthen Bistro is our chef and we will have fabulous music by Some'tet. 

Buy your tickets today - Limited availability!



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Vashon Sheepdog Classic at Misty Isle Farms
Jun
6
to Jun 9

Vashon Sheepdog Classic at Misty Isle Farms

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Join us as people from all over the world flock to Vashon to enjoy the fascinating world of the working sheepdog. The Vashon Sheepdog Classic is the most attended herding event on the West Coast and is held on the breathtaking rolling meadows of Misty Isle Farms.

Join the Food Bank again this year on June 6 for “Vashon Thursday “at the Sheepdog trials, when locals gather to celebrate an event that’s garnered international attention. Beat the crowds, and enjoy watching the younger dogs test their herding skills. It’s a special day for all!

There is a suggested donation of $10 ea in lieu of ticket purchases, but just like the work we do at the Food Bank, everyone is welcome. Give what you can, it’s the Vashon way!


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Dine Out Against Hunger
May
13
4:00 PM16:00

Dine Out Against Hunger

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The Sugar Shack is having an Indian dinner (Butter Chicken, and all of the lovely side dishes, including vegetarian choices), on Monday, May 13th, from 4 - 7 p.m. 

10% of all the proceeds from that evening benefits the Food Bank. 

There is also a raffle for a $50 bottle of wine & $50 Sugar Shack gift certificate. 

Tickets are $5 each.

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Stamp Out Hunger
May
11
12:00 AM00:00

Stamp Out Hunger

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Your local letter carrier is holding its annual #StampOutHunger food drive on Saturday, May 11th, 2019

Be on the lookout for those plastic bags from the USPS. 

Just set out your non-perishable food well before your letter carrier’s normal pick-up time. The earlier the better! Note that he or she will be delivering and collecting mail as usual, on top of collecting food donations, so that pickup time could be slightly later than usual. Your letter carrier might also have helpers. A good rule of thumb is to have the bags by your mailbox by 9am.

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Give BIG 2019
May
8
12:00 AM00:00

Give BIG 2019

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GiveBIG continues to be one of the most popular dates for public generousity and support of local non-profits, and here at the Food Bank, we rely on the donations brought in from this initiative.

In 2018, the Food Bank served one out of every seven Vashon households and one of every nine individuals in our community.  There were over 9,500 household visits and home deliveries, each household visit providing several days of meals for an average of two people.

Picnics in the Park served over 5,200 lunches in the summer of 2018.

Please visit our GiveBIG profile on May 8 (or even schedule beforehand) and make a donation.

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Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Guest Bartender Night

Come join us for a fun night at The Hardware Store Restaurant, Thursday, April 11th between 6-9pm. 

All drink sales benefit the Vashon Community Food Bank and if you try our specialty cocktail - "Food Bank Fizz", 100% of the proceeds benefit the Food Bank. 

Hope to see you there!

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