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Alimentando al Pueblo
Roxana Pardo Garcia
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Alimentando al Pueblo Combats Food Insecurity in South King County
Burien, WA — Alimentando Al Pueblo, the only Latinx food bank in the country, has received $40K from NW Harvest to establish a Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color Summer Grocery Store Gift Card Program.
The Latinx food bank will be investing an initial $20K into three local businesses: Castillos Supermarket, El Tikal, and Hong Kong Market.
The program will follow their current food distribution model where Community can sign up for food assistance. AAP centers the Latinx community in Burien, SeaTac, Normandy Park, Des Moines, Tukwila, and White Center.
Alimentando al Pueblo will have live music and be joined by the three grocery businesses at the inauguration of the program, August 8th at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church starting at 12 PM.
AAP is also currently fundraising $20K for their La Coperacha, (Spanish slang for “cooperating” typically in terms of financial mutual aid) a summer Fundraiser campaign where funds will allow them to expand their services year-round.
More info about the Summer Grocery Store Gift Card Program can be found at on their social media, keyword: Alimentando al Pueblo.
About Alimentando al Pueblo: AAP emerged out the pandemic to combat food insecurity in 2020 after they witnessed a critical need in the Community. They continue to be at the forefront of action to be the only food bank in the nation that sources culturally relevant food items from local Latinx owned and operated businesses to offer directly to Community. Visit their website at AlimentandoalPueblo.org.