Thanks to a very generous grant from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing/Puget Sound, the West Seattle Food Bank now has a second van. With this second van the Mobile Food Bank can set up distribution in four different locations around West Seattle that house many homebound or disabled clients that can’t make it to the Food Bank. WSFB can be more efficient in getting food to these individuals that rely on that service and the organization is now able to pick up addition donations when their other van is in use.
Judi Yazzolino, WSFB Development Director said of the new vehicle, "It has low operating costs, is a safe vehicle to operate, and we can fit a lot of food in the vehicle, which makes it efficient for our operations. The problem? We only had one van. Because our van was in constant use during operating hours we have been renting a van for two days per week for the past 10 months so we could bring food to the Mobile Food Bank off-site distributions."