Thanks Given To Those Who Contribute
Editor, the VOICE:
Maple Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services helps families who live in Black Diamond, Covington, Hobart, Maple Valley, Ravensdale, and within the boundaries of the Tahoma School District. In January and February 2017, over 111,160 pounds of food was distributed to our neighbors in need, serving about 250 families each week. We were also able to help households with utility disconnect notices, and eviction notices.
The generous support of our community makes it possible for us to help with these basic needs in our area. We extend heartfelt thanks to all our donors, including many who gave anonymously.
Special thanks to the following business who give to our agency on a weekly basis: Fairwood Albertsons, Covington Costco, MV Fred Meyer, MV Grocery Outlet, Maple Valley QFC, Fairwood Safeway, and Oroweat Bakery Outlet.
Supporting Churches: St. Barbara Church, New Community Church, Maple Valley Presbyterian, St. George Episcopal, St. John’s the Baptist Church and Taylor Creek Church.
Donations: David & Laura Boland, Karen Nelson, James & Linda Therou, Wayne & Diane Scott, Kay Tokunaga, Pauline Larson, Michael & Linda Whitehead, Eric & Natalie Bartlett, William & Barbara Stambaugh, Dr. Thomas & Mary Blakney, Helen Bergsma, Melvin Sowards & M.J. Sowards Construction Co., Anthony & Karen Stevenson, Connie Wolf, Robert & Andree Lehnerz, Dolores Maxwell, Gary & Linda Patterson, Bruce & Marcia Case, Daniel Tracy, Penny Hibbeln, Robert O’Denney, Connie Edson, Steven & Rebecca Twitchell, Mary Porterfield, Linda Johnson, Leroy & Cathy Hildner, Curtis & Diane Heikell, Vincent Badolato, Peter & Janice Nelson, Scott & Cynthia Keaton, Rocky & Pamela Lambie, Tiffany Myers, Dale & Sandra Wade, M. H. Aure, Dustin Helland, Claudia Barnes, Richard & Joanna Smith, Irvin & Nancy Harp, Debra Merlini, Carolyn Hibler, Albert Belcher, Dr. Lennard & Serena Hendrickson, Helen Bergsma, Emogene Lortie, Kevin Castleman, Gordon Wilkins, Gwen Larson, Jeffrey & Sarah Downer, Judith Lemmel, Donald & Kathryn Fadden, Robert & Lois Greenside, Nancy Caldron, Carol Ann Spoerer, Leroy & Cathy Hildner, Terry & Vicki Chissus, Jeff & Antonia Kerney, Ingeborg Random, Kenneth Helfenstein, Mark & Carol Thompson, Brian & Laura Jackson, Paulina Becker, Donna Lacoss, F. Daver Tiryakioglu, David & Berthy Carson, Jeremy & Briana, Bennett, Mary Hopkins, and Earle Johnson
We also thank these organizations and giving programs for their donations: Tahoma School District, United Way, Cov/MV Seahawkers, Holiday House, MOD Pizza, Seattle Foundation, Covington Lion’s Club, Order of the Eastern Star DBA Laurel Chapter 47, Kiwanis Club of Covington, Costco, City of Maple Valley, Covington Library, Maple Valley Library, and Maple Valley Community Center
Volunteers: Volunteers are the heart of the food bank. It is only with their support that we can realize the vision of building a healthy community free of hunger. To our faithful, volunteer personnel, we send our gratitude!
Upcoming Events: Tahoma School District food drive is going on now, Stamp Out Hunger Saturday, May 13
“Lettuce” Garden to Share: Gardeners, as you plan for spring planting, remember, we welcome fresh produce, seeds and any plant starter donations!
Donations are always needed. We are located at 21415 Renton-Maple Valley Road SE. Non-perishable food donations can also be dropped off at Covington & Maple Valley Libraries and the Greater Maple Valley Community Center. Please go to www.maplevalleyfoodbank.org to donate through our secure website. Our mailing address is PO Box 322, Maple Valley, WA 98038 or call 425-432-8139.
Dan Lancaster, Executive Director,
Maple Valley Food Bank and Emergency Services