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Lots of ways to contribute to North Helpline

Posted by Kate Bergman on April 8th, 2011

There are lots of ways to help keep food on the tables of our neighbors in North Seattle by supporting North Helpline in the coming weeks.


Bowls available at last year’s Empty Bowls at Northgate Community Center.

One of the year’s biggest events, Empty Bowls, is coming up from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E. Attendees are invited to choose from donated handmade bowls such as those shown above, which is then filled with soup donated from local restaurants. The meal comes with salad, bread and dessert, as well.

Presale tickets cost $15 per person or $35 for a family of three or more; or $18 per person/$40 for a family at the door. To buy a ticket or for more information, go to North Helpline’s website.

Wanna help out before then? There are plenty more opportunities in the meantime:

  • On Saturday, April 16, Silver Platters is holding a food drive for North Helpline in conjunction with Record Store Day, a day designated for independently owned record stores to come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Bring in nonperishable food, get a coupon! The nearest location is in Maple Leaf/Northgate at 9560 First Ave. N.E., but there’s also one in Lower Queen Anne at 701 Fifth Ave. N.
  • Dine out to support North Helpline on April 21 at Wedgwood Ale House & Cafe, 8515 35th Ave. N.E. Stop by anytime that day (hours are 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.), and 30 percent of the proceeds will be donated to North Helpline.
  • Love to cook? Join Cookus Interruptus author and Bastyr University faculty member Cynthia Lair for a “Spring Into Greens” cooking class from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at Two Dog Yoga in Lake City, 12549 28th Ave. N.E. Small plates with big flavor utilizing shades of green are on the menu! Bring a chef knife, apron and your friends. Preregistration via PayPal is required; cost is $20 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting North Helpline.


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