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Operation Refrigeration: Mission Accomplished!

We are excited to announce we met our goal to expand our cold storage capacity at the Bitter Lake food bank!  With generous contributions from donors and the gift of a walk-in cooler from Valley Cities Behavioral Health Care, North…

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Make Spirits Bright This Holiday Season

It is heartbreaking to see your neighbors struggle with hunger and housing challenges, especially during the holiday season.  Donate today so that ALL are able to have food on the table and a roof overhead in greater North Seattle.  When…

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Setting the Table this Thanksgiving

Juanita is a single mother with four children and has been coming to North Helpline for 16 years.  Sometimes she gets help with toilet paper and hygiene supplies, and she comes to the food bank every week.  “It is so…

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How to Join our Turkey Drive

This year, North Helpline’s annual Turkey Drive is bigger than ever with 2 locations!  As we are now operating 2 food banks we are collecting holiday food at two locations this year.  Volunteers will be outside the Lake City Fred…

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Lana’s Story

After years of experiencing health problems, Lana was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and leukemia.  Struggling to pay rent, she feared becoming homeless.  Lana kept a roof overhead thanks to her own resourcefulness, North Helpline’s emergency services, and the network of…

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Bitter Lake Food Bank Grows

On September 30th we expanded hours of food distribution to every week at North Helpline Bitter Lake.  This was a huge relief to one neighbor when she discoverd we were open. She thanked us and shared that she only had…

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Welcome Our New AmeriCorps

North Helpline is pleased to welcome Mary Claire Squires and Russell Nylen as our new AmeriCorps service members. Mary Claire is stepping into the role of Volunteer Coordinator, and Russell is serving as the Food Coordinator. Mary Claire is a…

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Ellie’s Lemonade Stand

When she was five, Ellie decided to hold a lemonade stand and bake sale to raise money for the food bank in Bitter Lake. Now ten years old, Ellie continued the tradition on August 26, raising more than $2,000 for…

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Shirley’s Story

At one point, Shirley’s husband divorced her and she became very sick.  She had colon cancer, and doctors said she was going to die.  It took time for her mind and body to recover from chemotherapy.  A year ago, she…

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Community Connector Increases Access to Services

Join us in welcoming North Helpline’s new staff member Melanie Estes.  She is stepping into the newly created role of Community Connector, helping clients access services to stabilize their families.  You might recognize Melanie, because she has worked with North…

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