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BALLARD FOOD BANK TO GIVE AWAY HUNDREDS OF TURKEYS TO PEOPLE IN NORTH SEATTLE
Members of the National Guard, volunteers, and Food Bank staff will distribute Thanksgiving fixings via COVID-safe drive-thru and home deliveries
WHAT: In preparation for Thanksgiving, Ballard Food Bank will distribute hundreds of turkeys and meals this Wednesdays. Usually, the distribution takes place inside the food bank but, due to the pandemic, food will be given out via contact-less drive-thru in the Food Bank’s parking lot and home delivery services. Food Bank Executive Director Jennifer Muzia and Seattle Restaurateur Ethan Stowell—a long-time supporter—will be available for interviews.
WHEN/ WHERE: Wednesday, November 18th at 5130 Leary Ave. N.W. Seattle, WA 98107
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: 1:30pm – 2:30pm PT
WHY: Basic needs have skyrocketed since the start of COVID. Last month, there were 6,400 visits to the Food Bank and home deliveries—doubling the number of pre-COVID months. “Many of our neighbors are facing hunger and poverty, and we want to make sure that everyone in our area can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner,” said Jennifer Muzia.
WHO: Volunteers, staff members and supporters including Seattle Restaurateur Ethan Stowell (supporting on-site operations) and Ballard Food Bank Board President Carrie Schneider (doing home-deliveries).
VISUALS: Dozens of volunteers, staff, and members of the National Guard will be handing out turkeys and meals to people who go through their drive-thru in their cars. Hundreds are expected to line up. Volunteers will also prepare delivery meal kits and turkeys to drop off at people’s homes. Ethan Stowell will add to the festivities by appearing in a turkey costume to help distribute food.