(LYNNWOOD, WA) During the season of giving, the Lynnwood Convention Center is happy to be doing their part in giving back to the community.
Through a longstanding partnership with the Lynnwood Food Bank, any extra meals that are not consumed are donated to the food bank. In 2012 the Lynnwood Convention Center donated nearly 9,000 pounds of food.
“The food is very much appreciated,” said Judy Finn, Administrator/Director at the Lynnwood Food Bank. After the food is picked up from the convention center, it is repackaged by volunteers into meal sized containers and given out to local families each week.
The Lynnwood Food Bank has been providing to the less fortunate in Lynnwood for over 32 years. According to the food bank website, through the help of their volunteers the food bank has never closed or missed a distribution day.
Finn said during the winter season they serve nearly 250 families a week, a number which Finn said has increased since last winter.
“Without donations it would be very hard to feed everyone,” Finn remarked. Other food donation centers include local stores such as Costco and Trader Joes.
“Our families are so grateful,” Finn commented adding their clients always look forward to seeing the wide array of gourmet food that the convention center’s Executive Chef and his team prepare.
For more information or to become a volunteer, please visit the Lynnwood Food Bank website at http://www.lynnwoodfoodbank.org
About Lynnwood Convention Center
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 www.lynnwoodcc.com.
Events at the Lynnwood Convention Center generate an estimated $17 million in annual economic impact.
Frontier is the official Wi-Fi partner and Media Lounge sponsor of the Lynnwood Convention Center.
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.
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.