Remember the food bank this season

This Saturday is the beginning of Vashon’s magical Christmas celebration with the arrival of Mr. Claus and the lighting of our spectacular tree (we have our fingers already crossed). The candy cane lights should be hung, and the parade should cause awe and wonder beginning at The Lodges this year. New this year is a chance to donate food or cash to Santa volunteers, who will be collecting for the food bank near Island Queen. Imagine the simple joy your gifts will bring to folks in need of basic food to satisfy their hunger.

We make food available to one in seven households on Vashon, twice a week, year round. We also deliver to those who have a need.

Bring more than joy to your heart.

— Rich Wiley

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