Safeco Insurance Foundation donates nearly $200,000 to Washington, Oregon food banks

Seattle, Wash. (Dec. 21, 2011) — To help alleviate the shortfall felt by local food banks that have seen a significant drop in donations and rising demand, the Safeco Insurance Foundation is closing out 2011 by providing $194,748 in grants to 21 food banks in Washington and Oregon.

“We see the shrinking resources and the increasing need in our Northwest communities,” said Paul Hollie, director, Safeco Insurance Foundation. “This outreach, we hope, can offer some measure of relief in a very direct and immediate way.”

Assistance is especially vital to many families during the winter months, so the foundation is supporting a wide range of food banks, from smaller, community-based organizations to countywide distribution centers and statewide networks.

Grants from the Safeco Insurance Foundation are being distributed as quickly as possible. “This is a time when food banks need our support the most,” Hollie said.

See below for a full list of organizations receiving grants from Safeco Insurance.


  • Alternatives to Hunger (Bellingham, Whatcom County)
  • Ballard Food Bank (Seattle – Ballard)
  • Central Area Motivation Program (Seattle – Central District)
  • Emergency Food Network (Tacoma, Pierce County)
  • Food Lifeline (Western Washington)
  • Highline Area Food Bank (Burien)
  • Hopelink (Bellevue, East King County)
  • Kent Food Bank (Kent)
  • Lynnwood Food Bank (South Snohomish County)
  • Pike Market Senior Center and Downtown Food Bank (Seattle – downtown)
  • Rotary First Harvest (statewide)
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of the Inland Northwest (Eastern Washington)
  • Thurston County Food Bank (Olympia, Thurston County)
  • University District Food Bank (Seattle – University District)
  • West Seattle Food Bank (West Seattle)
  • White Center Food Bank (Seattle – White Center)


  • Food for Lane County (Eugene, Lane County)
  • Marion-Polk Food Share (Salem, Marion and Polk counties)
  • NeighborImpact Food Recovery and Assistance Program (Bend, Central Oregon)
  • Oregon Food Bank (statewide)


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