Your co-op community, December 2015

This article was originally published in December 2015

Holiday Food Drive

December 1 through 31

Join PCC’s Holiday Food Drive by donating funds at the register — the colorful display cards let you know how many servings of food your dollars can purchase. $1 can purchase 21 servings of rolled oats and $5 can purchase 60 servings of brown rice!

Last year, our Holiday Food Drive raised more than $30,000. With 100 percent of the proceeds going to purchasing food for our food bank partners, let’s make this year’s Holiday Food Drive count!

Food Bank Packaging Parties

Help package bulk foods into family-sized portions. Join us:

Wednesday, December 9, Redmond Hopelink Food Bank

Monday, December 14, Redmond Hopelink Food Bank

Wednesday, December 16, Greenwood Food Bank

Thursday, December 17, Chicken Soup Brigade Food Bank

Pre-registration not required. Due to space restrictions, groups larger than five people should contact the food banks directly to set up group volunteering activities.

Visit to learn more.

Green Lake Pathway of Lights

Saturday, December 12, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Green Lake Park

Green Lake’s 2.8-mile walking path will be lit up by more than 2,500 luminaries. Join us for this magical event where you’ll find musical performances and wintertime cheer. PCC will be at all three stops handing out treats. Stop by the Greenlake Village or Greenlake Aurora PCC hot bars for dinner!

Cookie Fest

Saturday, December 12, 10 a.m.
Seattle Center’s Armory Loft during Winterfest

Make sure to show up early for “Seattle’s Ultimate Bake Sale.” PCC will be donating some of our best cookie varieties to the fest. 100 percent of Cookie Fest proceeds go directly to Seattle Milk Fund’s Child Care and Family Support Program. Learn more about Seattle Milk Fund’s amazing work at

WildLights at the Zoo

November 27 – January 3
Woodland Park Zoo

Discover the zoo in a whole new light! WildLights features wild animals and wild places recreated in hundreds of thousands of sparkling LED lights. Experience amazing indoor and outdoor light displays, see a few of our animal friends — including visiting reindeer — have a faux “snowball” fight with your family, and enjoy carolers singing the joy of the holiday season.

On Saturday, December 19, the PCC TasteMobile will be there from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. handing out hot cider and a sweet treat. See for more information.

Chinook Book Sale

Now through Sunday, December 27

Celebrate the holidays with $5 off the retail price of the print book, mobile pack and combo pack, on sale now for $17, $10 and $25. Save hundreds of dollars while supporting local, sustainable businesses. Inside, you’ll find three PCC coupons redeemable at our stores. With the sale of each book, PCC will donate all proceeds to PCC Farmland Trust. See for more info.

Blood drive

December 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
West Seattle PCC

One donation of blood can save three lives! Bloodworks Northwest will be at the West Seattle PCC collecting blood. Walk-ins are welcome. Remember to bring your ID.

Learn more about donating at

Kindiependent Kids Rock Series

Mount Baker Community Club
2811 Mount Rainier Drive, Seattle
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Kindiependent is “Seattle’s independent kids and family music scene” and features some of the best, local children’s entertainment groups. Join us for this fun series from December 2015 to April 2016.

On Saturday, December 19, the Not-Its! will be bringing in the new concert season and PCC will be there with a neat treat to take home. For more information visit

PCC Cooks

Registration for winter 2016 classes begins December 1. This winter we’ll trot the globe with a new selection of international menus, from Italian Winter Soups to Global Jewish Baking and La Cocina Argentina. Then, delve into technique with Cooking By Numbers and Make It Ahead! Batch Cooking; and stay warm and cozy all winter long with an array of baking classes, from Breadmaking 101 and Flatbreads of the World, to Gluten-free French Pastries. Let PCC Cooks be your kitchen companion in the new year — whether your resolution is to cook more meals at home with friends and family, master an elusive culinary skill, or just liven up your recipe box with some new favorites!

With classes for aspiring and accomplished cooks of all ages, PCC Cooks classes make memorable holiday gifts that keep on giving. Gift cards are available online and at any PCC checkstand. Visit to browse the class schedule, or give us a call at 206-545-7112.

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