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GHP FISH and the City of Gig Harbor host successful food drive in July

August 28, 2017

The “Fill the FISH Tank Food Drive” was a huge success this summer! Thanks to the generosity of our neighbors, Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank and Community Services received over $1000 in food items and cash. Although filling the shelves at the food bank was the primary goal, having the opportunity to visit with folks at the Beatniks concert, the Waterfront Farmers Market and Friday Family Fun Movie Night was a great way to share our story and build public awareness because most people only think of us as a food bank. GHP FISH is so much more than a food bank!

Connecting with the public during the events was great, but connecting with local businesses was another bonus. To create an incentive for donating, we partnered with local businesses to obtain items to be raffled off each evening. Thanks to the cooperation of the Downtown Waterfront Alliance and the tireless efforts of volunteers, four raffle prizes were awarded, which was a fun way to create hype and goodwill. We are grateful for the positive response from the business owners and look forward to future partnerships.

None of this would have been possible without the support from the City of Gig Harbor and the sponsors of the events during GHP FISH Week. Please share our appreciation with CHI Franciscan and Harbor Hill, the sponsors of the Summer Sounds at Skansie, as well as the Beatniks for allowing us to participate during one of the summer’s most popular events. Please extend our sincere thanks to Taylor Thomason Insurance and MultiCare Gig Harbor Medical Park, sponsors of Family Fun Movie Night and Waterfront Farmers Market for their support during our evenings with them. CarrotStick Marketing also played a big part with creating the marketing material for this awesome event.

Finally, we cannot express our gratitude for the support of you, Karen, and all the folks at city hall. Without the support and encouragement from our community, Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH would not be able to assist our neighbors with food and other services, especially during the summer when food and monetary donations are low. Thank you! Thank you, to everyone!

All the best,

The “Fill the FISH Tank Food Drive” Committee

Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank & Community Services