It takes a community to fight hunger and food insecurity, especially during this time of crisis when so many people are affected.
Good Cheer’s Board and staff want to thank everyone for their support over the last few months as we worked to adapt to the changes and meet the increased need for access to food as so many of us have been affected by Covid-19.
This Wall of Gratitude is by no means complete, but it is a start, and one way we can say thank you to the many people and local organizations who have gone above and beyond to support the Food Bank during this time. (To open a post, just click on its title.)
At Good Cheer Food Bank, we are grateful for all-sizes of donations from all ages of people.
Jenifer Jacoby Lahiff wrote on our Facebook page recently: “My 4 year old just donated the contents of her piggy bank to Good Cheer 💕 $24.14 She said she hopes that someone will be able to buy apples, grapes, carrots, and pears.”
Jennifer, please assure your daughter that the content of her piggybank was appreciated and helped provide fresh produce to help keep Food Bank recipients healthy and strong. Thank you for raising a daughter with such a generous and caring spirit.
We love the innovative ways South Whidbey artists and business owners have of raising funds to support Good Cheer Food Bank.
David and Holly Price of Edit in Langley are sending 20 percent of proceeds from artwork sold via their website and Facebook page through May 4 (and possibly beyond).
“Having people go hungry in our community is simply not okay,” said Holly. “So David and I thought this miight be a good way to help our community Food Bank while also helping our small business ‘keep the lights on.’ “
So far, $1,350 had been raised for Good Cheer. Thank you, Holly and David.
The website link is: https://www.editwhidbey.com
A shout-out to the many people who have raised funds for Good Cheer Food Bank by requesting crowdfunding donations on Facebook in lieu of birthdays.
Thank you, Purple Trowel owners Cindy Willson and Gary Barnes who are donating 60% from the sale of their handmade, unique birdhouses to Good Cheer Food Bank.
Help your avian friends and your community when you purchase one of these incredible birdhouses. 60% of all proceeds come straight to Good Cheer to help keep the food bank open and serving those struggling on South Whidbey.
$120 includes shipping with a heaping portion of love to help feed the hungry in Whidbey Island, Washington.
Visit their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/thepurpletrowel/?tn-str=k*F
Looking for a way to help, but don’t have extra cash? Here’s one! You can donate your rewards points to Good Cheer or Senior Resources – those points turn into gift cards that can be used at the Goose.
The Goose isn’t just a great store – it’s part of the Goosefoot organization, which provides support to many, many South Whidbey non-profits. So show them love by shopping at the Goose!
Our friends at Island Shakespeare Festival are turning their talents to making masks and helping Good Cheer at the same time – get yours here and help support Good Cheer and the fabulous ISF! 25% of the cost is donated to Good Cheer Food Bank.
Click here to order yours: https://forms.gle/NQT85TmQdWcoo34n9
We are thankful for the ongoing support of our local churches for donations, food drives, and volunteers. This shout-out is to the congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland. Thank you!
What better way to celebrate the end of a long week than with dinner from your favorite restaurant? Our friends at Portico Latin Bistro & Cantina brought seven dinners for the Food Bank staff last Friday and it was heavenly!
They have an awesome new project called ‘The Giving Bag’ – you can order meals as gifts (or for yourself) from a menu that includes things like rosemary fried chicken, pork ragu, and California sticky toffee pudding.
Check it out here http://ow.ly/43JS50zlH1m