One Breakdown Away from the Junk Yard!

During the COVID-19 crisis period, the Tukwila Pantry, our neighboring food bank is serving over 1,200 households per week. This is up from the typical average of fewer than 300.  The Tukwila Pantry relies on its refrigerated food truck to collect and distribute over a million pounds of food to feed the communities of Tukwila, SeaTac, Burien, and Boulevard Park.  This 2004 year vehicle now has over 575,000 registered miles and is in desperate need of replacement. 

With so many more people depending on this truck, the Tukwila Pantry does not have repair funds necessary if it were to suffer another serious breakdown. The resulting service disruption would have a devastating effect on the many families that rely on the Pantry to provide much needed food and supplies during these difficult times. Therefore, the Tukwila Pantry is seeking a new truck that is dependable, won’t break down, and will be more financially sustainable.  

To date, the Pantry has received some support from generous donors, but are in need of raising $15,000 more by the end of May for donation match and enabling them to buy a new truck! 

If you are in a position to lend financial support, won’t you please consider making a contribution today? Donations can be made through a partnering website at:  

You’ll be presented the option to have your contribution applied specifically to the ‘Buy-A-Truck’ campaign or to benefit other Tukwila Children’s Foundation programs. You can also choose to make a one-time donation or monthly recurring contributions.

There are so many who are in need at this time. Ensuring people are properly nourished is a critical basic need. Thank you for your consideration in helping to address this need.

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