Seattle City Councilmembers Bruce Harrell (far left) and Richard Conlin (far right) flank students from St. Anne’s School and their teacher, Joe Cotton, for a photo taken at the Queen Anne Food Bank’s pancake breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 27, to mark its first anniversary. Photo courtesy of Florence McCafferty

Seattle City Councilmembers Bruce Harrell (far left) and Richard Conlin (far right) flank students from St. Anne’s School and their teacher, Joe Cotton, for a photo taken at the Queen Anne Food Bank’s pancake breakfast on Wednesday, Feb. 27, to mark its first anniversary. Photo courtesy of Florence McCafferty


The Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart celebrated its first anniversary on Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a pancake breakfast for volunteers, clients and benefactors, to thank all involved for their contributions and support during the food bank’s first year.

About 100 people showed up for breakfast and to help with cooking and serving. Among the guests were seventh-grade students from St. Anne’s School, Seatlte City Councilmembers Bruce Harrell and Richard Conlin and many regulars from the food bank (both volunteers and clients). 

Board members Mike Harrington and John Comerford spoke to welcome all guests. Father Binh T. Ta of the Sacred Heart Parish said a prayer. 

Other speakers included Conlin and Harrell, noting the importance of such events that bring communities together, mixing donors with people who may not have a stable source of food. 

The Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart did not request donations during the event but focused instead on demonstrating appreciation and reveling in the community that has formed around the organization during its first year. 

Along with its mission of feeding the hungry of Queen Anne, Belltown and Downtown, the food bank also prioritizes acting as an active member of the neighborhoods it serves, as a site where everyone can be involved and connect.

To learn more about the Queen Anne Food Bank at Sacred Heart, check out the website at www.qafb.org and search for the organization on Facebook. Please direct questions to florence@qafb.org, or call (206) 216-4102.

FLORENCE McCAFFERTY is the outreach coordinator for the Queen Anne Food Bank.