Media & Press Releases

VOA Ramps Up Hunger Prevention To Address Surging Need (5/21/2020)

Eric Wilkinson, KING 5 News, reports on how VOA has dramatically increased its food bank and food distribution efforts in order to meet the growing demand. VOA has coordinated a six-month lease with the former Arlington Haggen's building in order to receive and ship out over 500 pallets of food from Food Lifeline each week, and provides food to current and emerging Food Banks and Pantries throughout Snohomish County. 

Articles

May 18, 2020: The Everett Post: "VOA Leases Arlington Haggen For Food Distribution"  

May 7, 2020: The Everett Herald: "Already on the edge, thousands seek help with food and rent" https://www.heraldnet.com/news/demand-for-economic-assistance-soars-amid-pandemic/

April 30, 2020: Skagit Valley Herald: "Quilters, others making masks for community" https://www.goskagit.com/coronavirus/quilters-others-making-masks-for-community/article_0da51cea-309f-557b-803d-f458afb52e4e.html

April 27, 2020: The Everett Herald: "As pandemic drags on, mental health clients, services Adapt" https://www.heraldnet.com/news/as-pandemic-drags-on-mental-health-clients-services-adapt/

April 26th, 2020: The Everett Herald: "Around Snohomish County, Food Banks Face Double the Need" 
https://www.heraldnet.com/news/around-snohomish-county-food-banks-face-double-the-need/

April 22, 2020: Snohomish County Tribune: “2-1-1 Help Hotline Calls Tripled in March” http://www.snoho.com/html/stories_2020/04222020_211_hotline_calls_tripled_in_March.html

April 22, 2020: Mukilteo Beacon: “Food Banks See Increased Demand” https://www.mukilteobeacon.com/story/2020/04/22/news/food-banks-see-increased-demand/19850.html

February 22, 2020: The Arlington Times "Arlington Community Resource Center: We’re open" by Douglas Buell

July 12, 2019: My Edmonds News: "Officials break ground on new neighborhood resource center coming to Lynnwood in 2021" 

May 11, 2018:Herald "You can play a role in fighting hunger without leaving home" by Julie Muhlstein

May 6, 2018: GoSkagit.com "Panel discussion centers on civil discourse" by Leah Allen

March 14, 2018: Tribune "Food banks can use more suplies during springtime" by Angela Cooper-McCorkle

February 27, 2018: The Woodinville Weekly "When tragic events trigger emotional crisis- Where to turn for help" by Woodinville Weekly Staff

December 17, 2017: My Edmonds News "Puget Sound Energy donates to Volunteers of America Western Washington" by My Edmonds News Staff

March 28, 2017: MyEverettNews.com "Pop Up Food Banks Helpf Everett Residents Where They Are" by My Everett News Staff

July 11, 2016:  Stanwood Camano News "Reduce the stigma" by Ryan Parish

October 27, 2015: My Edmonds News "Volunteers of America announces plans for new neighborhood service center in Lynnwood; Rick Steves pledges $2 million in support" by My Edmonds News Staff


Videos

May 21, 2020: KING 5 News: "As unemployment hits record levels, more Washingtonians need help getting food" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg45AIEEJBI

May 1, 2020: Kiro 7 News: "North Sound food bank braces for record delivery."https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/north-sound-food-bank-braces-record-delivery/3A6L5ABQPVHV5GN676TXZP5PX4/

March 11, 2020: Kiro7 "Coronavirus emergency causing shortage at local food banks" by Ryan Simms

January 19, 2018: King5 News " Sultan students confront 'shame' of hunger" by Eric Wilkinson

December 11, 2017: King5 news "Volunteers fill bus with donations" video

April 4, 2017: Komo News "Pop up food banks looking to expand in Everett" by Joel Moreno



Press Releases

2020

May 26, 2020: VOA Turns to Virtual Mediation to Solve Conflict  https://www.voaww.org/news_releases/voa-turns-to-virtual-mediation-to-solve-conflict


May 15, 2020: VOA Leases Arlington Haggen Building To Expand Food Distribution https://www.voaww.org/news_releases/voa-leases-arlington-haggen-building-to-expand-food-distribution


March 12, 2020: Miss Sydney and Downtown Saints Concert Postponed https://www.voaww.org/news_releases/miss-sydney-and-downtown-saints-concert-postponed

2019 

April 22, 2019: VOAWW Welcomes New CEO: https://www.voaww.org/news_releases/voaww-welcomes-new-ceo

Media Contact: Cory Armstrong-Hoss, Director of Communications & Marketing
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