Taste of White Center June 25 will bring the flavors of diversity
Information from the White Center Food Bank
The White Center Food Bank is excited to bring together our neighborhood’s wide variety of restaurants for a family-friendly event and fundraiser. With more than 27 restaurants participating, attendees can purchase $5 tickets to try a variety of foods from roasted corn, banh mi sandwiches and gyoza dumplings to specialty ice cream, bubble tea and shaved ice.
Iconic restaurants like Tomo, La Fondita, Good Day Donuts and more are ready to serve up amazing bites!
Each ticket is an opportunity to taste something from each establishment and all ticket proceeds go to support the White Center Food Bank. Sponsorship dollars from Alaska Airlines, King County Metro, Nucor Steel and others go to the participating restaurants to purchase ingredients and pay for promotion of the event.
Tickets will be available for purchase at three locations in downtown White Center (Patrick’s Café and Bakery, Mac’s Triangle Pub and on the corner of 16th Ave SW and 98th St).
A restaurant passport will be given to each attendee at the time of purchase with a map and details on which restaurants are participating and the menu items available. There will also be a raffle for 2 roundtrip tickets on Alaska Airlines.
White Center food Bank looks forward to hosting people from across the region around the one thing we know always brings together community: FOOD!
ABOUT THE WHITE CENTER FOOD BANK
The White Center Food Bank began in the mid-1970’s as an emergency response to assist struggling families and individuals in the greater White Center and Highline areas during a major economic downturn. Much like today, many in the community were facing difficult economic conditions that left them in need of food resources.
In 1982 the White Center Emergency Food Association was formally incorporated and is today known as the White Center Food Bank, serving 83,702 individuals (25,626 households) in 2021. White Center as a geographic area has been subject to many changes in its micro-economic climate from influxes and growth of various immigrant groups to periods of rebirth in its business core. Current food bank programs include daytime, and seniors-only food distributions; expanded home deliveries; Mobile Food Bank Program for seniors and disabled clients; a Baby Pantry for diapers, formula, baby foods and more; culturally familiar food grown onsite; community demonstration gardens and P-patches, cultural foods buying program, and grocery rescue. Intake services are provided in seven languages, and all written materials are provided in six languages.