Edmonds Lions raise money for Edmonds Food Bank

Pictured are Edmonds Lions Club members with Vern Woods (co-chair on left), Alyson Cook (Director in center) and James Forgey (co-chair on right).

The Edmonds Lions Club earlier this week presented Edmonds Food Bank Director Alyson Cook with a $5,600 donation. The club raised the money by selling $1 raffle tickets last summer for gift certificates to local merchants.

Merchants who provided gift certificates to this cause were: All Seasons Charters, Girardis, Café De Paris, Arnies, Las Brisas, Safeway, Romeos, PCC, Rusty Pelican, The Loft, Pancake Haus, Hamburger Harrys, Chanterelles, Arista Wine Cellars, IGA, Reg Twig, Café Louvre, Walnut Street Coffee, Portifinos, Chop Sticks, Here & There, Bistro 76, The Hook, 5 Restaurant & Bistro.

The Edmonds Lions Club thank severyone who bought a raffle ticket and the merchants who donated.

  1. When the Edmonds Food Bank was started (1981), it was run out of a hall closet. We thought it would be needed for six weeks. Now, The Edmonds Food Bank fed almost 17,000 families in 2016, which translates to 58,063 persons receiving sufficient food for nine meals. Additionally, special diet items were provided for an average of 39 infants and toddlers (0 – 2 years) each week. It is funded entirely by donations from the public. Approximately 100 volunteers make it all happen. The only paid staff member is the Executive Director. They accept no federal assistance as that would put limits on who they can provide food for.

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