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This article was originally published in December 2014

Community Grant

and the award goes to…

New Beginnings

Left to right: Diane Wain, Brittney Nielsen, Nate Rundle (Greenlake Village PCC Assistant Store Director), Rachelle Nesta (Development Director), Ashley Allen.

We’re delighted to announce that our fourth Community Grant has been awarded to New Beginnings, whose mission is to empower survivors of domestic violence and mobilize community awareness on the issue.

Founded 38 years ago, it’s the oldest domestic violence organization in Seattle. Their advocacy programs, emergency shelter and transitional housing services provide countless practical and therapeutic services, and they offer a 14-week curriculum in three Seattle middle schools that promote the development of healthy interpersonal and partner relationships. Our grant will provide support for the food security of their short- and long-term residents.

holiday food drive

Holiday Food Drive

Everyone deserves good food during the holidays. As we do every year, PCC is collecting contributions for our 11 local food bank partners from December 1 to 31, which will be used to purchase quality bulk foods at wholesale prices. At the register, you can grab a donation tag for $1, $5, $10 or $20, which the cashier can ring up. Or, you can have your total rounded up to the nearest dollar amount — every cent helps make a difference. We also offer bins in each store if you’d like to drop off nonperishable goods, or you can donate online via credit card.

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Pinterest stars for the holidays

Looking for new ideas? Check out our boards on Pinterest, where you’ll find delicious recipes featuring cranberries, chocolate, puff pastry or winter squash. Get inspired and start pinning!

Check out our videos

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Make Tater Taquitos

PCC Chef Jackie Freeman gets 7-year-old Apollo and 5-year-old Sunshine involved
in making a healthy, tasty snack.

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Visit Naches Heights Winery

Learn about the growing practices and winemaking style of this beautiful, high-elevation vineyard in Yakima — then raise a glass (or two) in celebration.

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