WE’RE GOING IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL…

It’s time for our 8th annual Food Drive, and HOORAY … we may just get to see you in person! But, if you’ve grown rather fond of hanging out at home in your pajamas, we say, go for it! In other words, this is a “do it your way” kind of Food Drive! So …

Welcome, beautiful Open Kitchen Friends,
to our 8th Annual Food Drive –
do-it-your-way style!

Feeling social? Come share a cheery “hello” in-person. Does hanging out at home in your pajamas with a cup of coffee in your hand sound good to you? Peruse our virtual donation option.

WE’RE GOING IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL…

It’s time for our 8th annual Food Drive, and HOORAY … we may just get to see you in person! But, if you’ve grown rather fond of hanging out at home in your pajamas, we say, go for it! In other words, this is a “do it your way” kind of Food Drive! So …
Welcome, beautiful Open Kitchen Friends,
to our 8th Annual Food Drive –
do-it-your-way style!
Feeling social? Come share a cheery “hello” in-person. Does hanging out at home in your pajamas with a cup of coffee in your hand sound good to you? Peruse our virtual donation option.

photo of empty OK pantry

As many of our Redmond neighbors struggle in these uncertain times, Open Kitchen provides more and more meals each week, adapting to new ways of cooking and serving to meet the growing need. By December 31, 2021, we expect to have served at least 13,000 to-go meals since the beginning of the pandemic. Our empty pantry reminds us that the season of our annual food drive is upon us; we are grateful for our generous community that has helped sustain our program throughout the global pandemic and has supported our work these past 8 years.

photos of some of the food we make

We humbly ask for your support as we try to refill our pantry with a year’s supply of goods amidst a global pandemic. This ask is huge, but we will do it! Our Open Kitchen community is mighty and strong and invites all people, local and global, to become a part of our mission to build community in spite of the masks that separate us, to provide a warm to-go meal, and to ensure no one leaves hungry.

IN-PERSON DONATION


Where: Bella Botega QFC
(8867 161st Ave. NE, Redmond, WA)
When: Saturday, November 6th, 2021
10am – 3pm
How: Meet us in front of the sliding glass doors. We’ll have a shopping list ready with your name on it (not really, but you get the point 😊)! Then, just drop your donation with our awesome volunteers on your way out.
Why: To help Open Kitchen fill our pantries so we can continue serving our Wednesday night meals – to go, of course, until it’s safe to gather around the table again.

image of some of our volunteers with a sign image of some of our volunteers with a sign

VIRTUAL DONATION


We may not be able to see you, but we know you are with us in spirit! For the whole month of November, you and your friends around the world can donate!
Here are the steps:
  1. Choose from the Giving Level Suggestions.
  2. Click the PayPal button to donate.
  3. BOOM – you’ve just helped put dinner on the table!
And … by the way, in our humble opinions,
pajamas make perfectly acceptable shopping attire 😊!

GIVING LEVEL SUGGESTIONS


graphic illustrating our different tiers of donation & roughly what they will acquire for our pantry
photos of the founders holding some of the food we make

Whether donating in person or virtually, we hope you will consider amplifying your impact by sharing this page with all of your friends, near and far.

Thank you for your steadfast support, generous spirit, and advocacy! We appreciate you!