In response to schools closing as a result of COVID-19, WA-BLOC began its Feed the Beach effort on Friday, March 13, 2020 to bring food justice to students and families in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. We fundraised $50k to sustain this effort through mid-June 2020. WA-BLOC reinvested all $50k into the Black and Brown restaurants, caterers and chefs in South East Seattle that prepared the meals for the bi-weekly Feed the Beach event, hosted at the Rainier Beach Community Center Plaza. Since March 13, over 7,000 hot meals were distributed to students and families in the Rainier Beach community as a result of our rapid-response programming.
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