Tukwila Pantry was featured in the news again – this time on KUOW! Check out their great article and radio news story.
KUOW got the chance to talk with our very own Pastor Jan Bolerjack – member of the Tukwila Pantry Board and long-time leader of the Pantry and Riverton Park United Methodist Church. They also got the chance to talk with some of our great volunteers, as well as National Guard members who are serving at the Pantry.
We want to thank the Rotary Club of Seatac-Tukwila for their work in helping the Tukwila Pantry use and operate this refrigerated trailer. Over the course of the ongoing COVID Crisis, this trailer has allowed the Pantry to serve the hundreds of households that have sought our services each week. It has greatly enhanced our ability to store more produce and other food items to distribute. We have used it every day – often filling it to the brim – and we appreciate its continued service here at Tukwila Pantry.
We want to share this great video, shot by the Tukwila Police Department, featuring our operations and organizational needs. You can learn a lot in two minutes twenty-five seconds, especially when Pastor Jan is your narrator!
We really do count on the community’s continued support at the Pantry. Thank you all for your support – both over the years and during this ongoing crisis. You can support the Pantry by volunteering at signing up on our volunteer page, you can follow us on Instagram and Facebook, or by making a financial contribution.
Today, we are excited to announce a fundraising campaign in partnership with Tukwila Children’s Foundation (TCF) to get the Pantry a new delivery truck: Get-a-Truck. Go on over to TCF’s website to learn more and donate.
The Pantry’s current truck has over 575,000 registered miles, is in need of major repair, and has spent out the last days of its life serving the communities of Tukwila, SeaTac, Burien and Boulevard Park. The Pantry urgently needs a replacement – and we need matching donations to actually purchase a new truck! We are now serving well over 1000 households a week, and we can’t run the risk of having our truck fall out of commission as this crisis drags on. That’s why some donors and grantmakers have stood up to help us buy a truck – but we need the matching funds to actually buy a new truck!
We are excited to be partnering with TCF on this major project. Our goal is to raise $15,000, and we believe that together, as a community, we can do this and set the Pantry up to serve the residents of Tukwila, SeaTac, Burien, and Boulevard Park for years to come!