University District Food Bank is in the midst of a three-year, $3.25 million capital campaign designed to build a larger, more efficient facility —expanding capacity to provide nutritious food to families in need in addition to greater access to community resources.
The Food Bank currently operates out of a constrained 800-square-foot facility. There is limited food storage and preparation space, inadequate storage, and limited floor space for food shopping. Many perishable donations are turned away. In addition to space, the present facility lacks both ADA-approved access as well as a weather protected area for shoppers to wait for access to the facility.
This capital campaign, known as Fight Hunger Build Hope, will allow the Food Bank to:
- Provide more clients easier access to nutritional ingredients for healthy meals;
- Increase capacity to accept and distribute more fresh food donations;
- Offer their neighbors greater access to resources that promote self-sufficiency in a dignified space.
For more information about the food bank, click here.
Ravenna-Bryant donations to be included in matching challenge.
The University Kiwanis Club and University Kiwanis Foundation have pledged $50,000 as matching grant to be paid when the Food Bank raises $50,000 in capital gifts from local organizations and small businesses. Ravenna-Bryant community members will be recognized as part of a local organization if they donate to the campaign and note that they are part of RBCA. Donation forms are available by clicking here.
For gifts of $1,000 or more donors will be recognized in a permanent donor wall in the new Food Bank – unless an anonymous gift is requested.
Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. If you are interested in learning more about the campaign or making a pledge, please contact Joe Gruber, Executive Director, at 206.523.7060 or firstname.lastname@example.org