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Emergency Feeding Program moves to The Landing

The Emergency Feeding Program of Seattle and King County now has a new home at The Landing in Renton.

The organization is moving from its current space, which is in the former Green Fresh Market building off of Rainier Avenue, to the new facility at 851 Houser Way N. The program presently has a two-year lease at that space with St. Vincent de Paul, owner of the building, that expires the beginning of April.

The Emergency Feeding Program supplies about 2,500 bags of food, from 14 different varieties, designed to feed families for multiple days. The program reports that it distributed 26,146 emergency grocery bags, serving more than 70,000 individuals in 2009.

The new lease is for five years with a 15-year option and allows the Emergency Feeding Program more space. Their current location is a little more than 7,500 square feet, while the new location is more than 9,000 square feet.

“This organization has moved several times in its existence; we looked at it from a financial standpoint,” said Glenn Turner, interim executive director. “What would be more realistic for us in a long term situation and Renton welcomed us with open arms and we worked with the city. We’ve worked with the owner of the building, which is Merlino Construction and they provided us with a good opportunity.”

The Emergency Feeding Program will hold an open house at their new location from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., April 12. All the program’s supporters, donors, volunteers and community partners have been invited.

For more information on the Emergency Feeding Program, visit www.emergencyfeeding.org or call 206-329-0300.

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