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Empty Bowls Event and the Impact of Sam’s Club Closure

Join North Helpline for their ninth annual Empty Bowls Silent Auction Fundraiser on Sunday February 25th, from 1:00-4:00pm, at St Matthew’s Parish (1240 NE 127th St, Seattle, WA 98125).

Tickets are available: Purchase Tickets Here

“North Helpline is proud to host its 9th annual Empty Bowls silent auction fundraiser. All profits raised from the event support the efforts of our Emergency Services and Food Bank to make sure our neighbors have food on the table and a roof overhead.

Select a hand crafted bowl created by local students and artisans. Enjoy live music while savoring a meal of soup, salad, bread, and dessert from local restaurants. Purchase a unique gift for a friend or loved one in our silent auction. All this while helping keep our neighbors in need housed and fed.

It may come as a surprise to some to learn that the impact of the closing of Sam’s Club will have a significant effect on North Helpline and our neighbors in need.

North Helpline Director, Kelly Brown, indicated that the loss of food source and funding from Sam’s Club is the biggest single setback they could have encountered.

Kelly also sent this message out to the Community regarding the closure:
“About 25% of the 1.5 million pounds of food that fed our neighbors in 2017 was donated by the Aurora Sam’s Club. Sam’s Club was a great source of fresh healthy food.  Last year they donated  126,421 lbs of produce and 69,315 lbs of meat.” 
“We also had a great partnership with the staff their who have volunteered and raised funds for us in the past, We are working hard to fill the very large gap this leaves and we need the community’s support to continue to provide fresh healthy food to our neighbors in need.”
Below is a link to a King 5 story on the impact