Lynnwood Convention Center Gives Back During the Holidays

(LYNNWOOD, WA), Have you ever attended an event, looked around at some of the empty chairs and wondered... "What are they going to do with all the leftover food?"  Well, at the Lynnwood Convention Center we partner with the Lynnwood Food Bank to help feed the hungry or homeless of Lynnwood. As a way to give back to the community, any food left from an event is donated on a daily/weekly basis to help provide meals for needy families. The Lynnwood Convention Center donates nearly 1,100 pounds each year.

"We are able to box the food in meal size containers of potatoes or rice, meat, and vegetables," said Judy Finn, Administrator/Director at the Lynnwood Food Bank. The Lynnwood Food Bank has been providing to the less fortunate in Lynnwood for over 32 years. In 1982, the Lynnwood Food Bank became a member of the Snohomish Coalition of Food Banks, operating under the church's non-profit charitable status. In February 2004, the Lynnwood Food Bank incorporated and granted its own separate 501(c)(3) status for clarification for donors. The Board of Directors is made up of committed, qualified individuals who have spent much time working in the food bank from both the church and from the community.

The Lynnwood Food Bank currently averages 120 volunteers per month. To learn how you can be a part of this organization and learn more about it, visit

To lend an extra helping hand to local families during the recent holidays, the Lynnwood Convention Center employees participated in the Eagle Outreach Angel Tree Program. Employees  "adopted" children from the Angel Tree and purchased gifts for them! Throughout the year, on days where the Lynnwood Convention Center is "dark" or doesn't have an event, employees can donate a dollar to the "United Way Denim Dark Day Fund" and they can wear jeans to work!

These are just some of the ways the Lynnwood Convention Center is supporting the local community and giving back whenever possible.

About Lynnwood Public Facilities District
Formed in 1999, the Lynnwood Public Facilities District is governed by a Board of five members appointed by the Lynnwood City Council. The District retains SMG to manage the facility.   

Opened in 2005 in Lynnwood, Washington, The Lynnwood Convention Center is situated in the heart of Washington's aerospace, high tech and bio-med corridor. Conveniently located near I-5, I-405 and Hwy 99, the Center offers individualized meeting spaces with full onsite audiovisual and electrical support, and first class, 5-star resort quality in-house catering. The facility has adopted green/sustainable initiatives that include composting, an extensive recycling program, and transitioning to the use of all green chemicals. For more information, visit

About Lynnwood Convention Center

As of November 2011, the Lynnwood Convention Center generated an estimated $14M in economic impact.   

Frontier is the official Wi-Fi partner and Media Lounge sponsor of the Lynnwood Convention Center.

About SMG

Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to over 220 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, convention, congress and exhibition centers, science centers and a variety of other venues. Across the globe, SMG manages more than 12 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of exhibition space and over 1.5 million arena and theatre seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit