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HEART TO HEART (2017) ~ SHOOT FOR THE STARS
WHIDBEY ISLAND NOURISHES celebrated their tenth year on South Whidbey on February 11th at a lovely "Heart to Heart Shoot for the Stars" fundraiser. Des Rock and his team at Useless Bay Coffee Company wowed us with an incredible four course meal with Jim Freeman stirring up loads of fun as he emceed the silent and live auctions.
Bouquets of shooting stars to all of the patrons and volunteers who made the annual Heart to Heart event a huge success. Many thanks to Des Rock and team, to the conductor of Fun, Jim Freeman, and to the people who contributed items for the auctions.
Of course, it was our donors who made this a stellar event by showering WIN with contributions to fill our pantry and vending machines as we start another decade of preparing and delivering nutritious meals to the youth on South Whidbey. Together we are ensuring that our kids don't go hungry. WIN and those we serve thank you from depths of our hearts.
ONE HOT HAVANA NIGHT! (2016) brought a record crowd and donations to W.I.N.'s annual fundraiser. Dinner, auction, and Latin festivities galore were held at the beautiful home of Georgia Gerber and Randy Hudson. Many, many thanks to our hosts, Georgia and Randy, our M.C., Colin Campbell, and chefs Des Rock and Dan Fulton of Useless Bay Coffee Company and Christina Brownfield of Prima Bistro. As you can see by these pictures, it was quite the party and all to support WIN’s programs on South Whidbey.
THANKS PRIMA BISTRO! (2016) Thanks to Prima Bistro for hosting a Glassybaby fundraiser for WIN at their restaurant. There was a great turn out and Jenn and Sieb from Prima were so kind to host the sale in their busy restaurant!
HEART 2 HEART FUNDRAISER (2016) A GREAT SUCCESS! Heart2Heart, held on Valentine’s Day is an intimate dinner at Useless Bay Coffee Company, thanks to Des and Tracy Rock.
OCT 16, 2015
Students enjoy South Whidbey
Elementary School homegrown
vegetables in statewide celebration
Langley Sixth Grader Declares Kale Tastier Than Ice Cream By CELESTE ERICKSON--SW Record, 11/19/13
Students in the sixth and seventh grades at Langley Middle School reveled in the flavor of some of their own grown food during the Taste of Whidbey event. READ MORE
Students Take a Bite into South Whidbey’s Harvest By CELESTE ERICKSON--SW Record, 10/2/13
Students of South Whidbey Elementary School enjoyed a feast of local South Whidbey offerings Wednesday afternoon during the school’s celebration of Taste Washington Day.
Nourish Yourself While Nourishing Whidbey Island Children SW Record, 2/8/13
IN 2012, WIN PARTICIPATED in the Whidbey Institute's very exciting and inspiring inaugural Thriving Communities Conference, the first in a series of annual conferences exploring the critical issues facing small communities.
Whidbey Island Nourishes Volunteers Battle Youth Hunger By BETTY FREEMAN--SW Record, 9/25/12
When South Whidbey schools opened their doors this fall, 32 percent of the students qualified for free and reduced price lunches. “We have 1,400 students enrolled, and 448 of them get free or reduced prices lunches every school day,” said Dan Poolman, assistant superintendent for business. “Four years ago the percentage was 18 percent, so we are seeing more students in need of food assistance.”