Shop local, and help out your local food bank at the same time

The University District Food Bank (4731 15th Avenue NE) has a few opportunities for us to help out their cause here in December, while supporting a few local businesses.

Via email (emphasis mine):

Ten Thousand Villages Shopping Event

Where: Ten Thousand Villages (6417 Roosevelt Ave NE)
What: Buy Fair Trade Holiday Gifts
Why: Ten Thousand Villages will donate 15% of their net sales to the Food Bank
When: 6 PM to 9 PM, Thursday, December 1st

Shultzy’s Sausage Fundraiser

Where: Shultzy’s Sausage (4114 University Way NE)
What: Buy a liter of beer at Shultzy’s Sausage
Why: Shutzy’s will donate $1 to the University District Food Bank for every liter of beer sold
When: December 1st through December 31st

The University District Food Bank may be located in the U-District, but they assist individuals and families living in rest of Northeast Seattle as well. Every week over 1,100 families receive groceries, toiletries and other supplies from the UDFB, and over 80 percent of the food they distribute is donated.