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University District Trails w/ Only 10 meals Donated to the Hungry! We Can Do Better!

November 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Challenges Neighborhoods to Competition to Provide the Most Meals to Decrease Hunger

With the goal not just to serve more meals but to decrease the number of hungry people in King County, Union Gospel Mission has a great way to get neighborhoods involved in decreasing hunger in our city.

With over 270,000 people struggling with hunger in King County, the Mission’s is challenging neighborhoods to compete to provide the most meals between Oct 15thand Nov 24th. The winning neighborhood receives a community celebration on Saturday, December 7th.

So Far, the University District is 43rd out of 45 on the list to feed the hungry this season. IMHO that is pretty lame! You can choose any amount to give, so feel good while you’re celebrating this coming holiday because you helped to feed someone in need.

Keep track which neighborhood is on top at

UGM’s strategy to fight hunger in King County includes:

1.   Shelters all over King County: Pioneer Square. Belltown. Kent. And winter shelters in Phinney Ridge. Lake City. Bellevue

2.   Afterschool program all King County offering after school snacks, monthly meals and food bags

3.    5,000 Build-a-Box food boxes to be distributed to hungry families and seniors in food desert territories.

4.    Hi-yield urban block farms.

The One City/One Hope campaign’s mission is to transform lives and transforms our city. No one gets left out or forgotten. It sounds like a great way to contribute to families in need this season.