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Phabulous Phinney Pig Out benefits soup kitchens

September 28th, 2009 · Comments

Thursday is the ever-popular 7th Annual Phabulous Phinney Pig Out (a PhinneyWood sponsor) to benefit the Phinney Center’s soup kitchens. You just eat at one of your favorite neighborhood restaurants, and they’ll give a portion of the proceeds to the PNA to keep feeding needy folks at their two soup kitchens in Phinney and Ballard.

In collaboration with St. John United Lutheran Church and Calvary Lutheran Church, the PNA operates two soup kitchens. Three times a week, the soup kitchens serve more than 150-200 meals to neighbors in need. Grants from the city, dedicated volunteers and donated food take care of a large percentage of the cost of this program but not all of it.

To keep this program strong, 20 neighborhood restaurants, pubs and coffee shops have agreed to donate a portion of their sales on Oct. 1 to the soup kitchens. To make this effort successful, area residents are being urged to have all their meals that day – breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and coffee at participating establishments. It’s that simple. The Pig Out event, which last year raised more than $3,000 for unrestricted support for the PNA soup kitchens, is the perfect excuse to spend the day at several of Phinney and Greenwood’s “phabulous” eateries. It is a great opportunity to be social with your friends and neighbors and not have to do the dishes afterwards.

Metropolis has donated balloons to mark all participating restaurants the day of the event. If you can’t eat out that day, you can always made a direct donation to the soup kitchen by sending a check to: PNA, 6532 Phinney Ave. N, 98103.

Participating restaurants this year include:

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