Lynnwood Convention Center supporting food bank

Lynnwood convention centerThe Lynnwood Convention Center is donating any extra meals that are not consumed to the Lynnwood Food Bank through a longstanding partnership. In 2012 the Lynnwood Convention Center donated nearly 9,000 pounds of food.

“The food is very much appreciated,” said Judy Finn, Lynnwood Food Bank administrator/director. After the food is picked up from the convention center, it is repackaged by volunteers into meal-sized containers and given out to local families each week.

The Lynnwood Food Bank has been providing to the less fortunate in Lynnwood for more than 32 years. Through the help of their volunteers the food bank has never closed or missed a distribution day, according to the food bank website.

Finn said during the winter season they serve nearly 250 families a week, a number which Finn said has increased since last winter.

“Without donations it would be very hard to feed everyone,” Finn said. Other food donation centers include local stores such as Costco and Trader Joes.

“Our families are so grateful,” Finn said, adding their clients always look forward to seeing the wide array of gourmet food that the convention center’s executive chef and his team prepare.

For more information or to become a volunteer, please visit the Lynnwood Food Bank website at


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