Holiday Food Drive at Canna West
The Canna West Culture Shop has teamed up with the West Seattle Food Bank (WSFB) to help support the community this holiday season. The Culture Shop is hosting a holiday food drive, starting today and lasting through Dec. 31.
The Culture Shop is the Canna West lifestyle store which sells all natural and organic hemp based CBD products, clothing, local art and a variety of cannabis accessories. You can drop off your donations of non-perishable food items seven days a week from 10am-6pm.
In return for your donations, you’ll receive 20% OFF any single item in the Culture Shop (excluding Puffco). Canna West Loyalty Reward members will also receive 1 Loyalty Point per item donated for the holiday food drive.
During the holidays it is natural to feel a desire to provide for others. Isn’t that what Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about? Sometimes it may feel hard to make a donation because you feel disconnected to the party receiving it. Keeping it local is the best way to make an immediate impact on your whole community. West Seattle is all about helping their neighbors!
According to the WSFB website, over 10,000 people currently live below the federal poverty level in West Seattle, a community where the cost of living is 47% higher than the national average.
Those statistics are hard to fathom. We live in a world where access to food is now considered a security. Did you know that in the state of Washington 1 out of 12 people (almost 640,000), and 1 in 8 children (over 200,000) face hunger issues daily? 640,000! To put that number into perspective, consider that the population of Seattle is currently 733,919. The population of Spokane is almost 230,000. Therefore, we think what the WSFB does is simply amazing! They help to improve food security for all of West Seattle.
In the year 2020 alone, the WSFB distributed over 2.57 million pounds of food and provided services for over 15,000 individuals!
“Our goal is to donate over 1,000 pounds of food this year,” says Canna West Seattle and Culture Shop owner Maryam Mirnateghi. “The West Seattle Food Bank is such a positive force in our community. Participating in their holiday food drive means a lot to me and our team.”
Each week during the holiday food drive the WSFB will pick up donations at the Culture Shop and weigh what’s collected. When the holiday food drive ends, Canna West and the WSFB will reveal an accurate, total measurement of how many pounds of food were donated – All with your help!
The Culture Shop is located at 5435 California Ave SW and open daily from 10 am – 6 pm. After-hour donations may be dropped off at Canna West Seattle. Please note that due to state regulations, no discounts for donations will be offered at the dispensary. However you will receive a 20% OFF coupon to the Culture Shop for your next visit.
The Culture Shop will only accept non-perishable food items that are unopened and in good condition, and canned goods that are low-sodium or have no sugar added are great for recipients with dietary restrictions. Thank you for helping us support our community by making your donations to the holiday food drive!