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Save the Date

Pigs on Parade AUCTION

Friday, October 12

Feast at the Market

Tuesday, October 2

Fall 2007
Working to preserve and enhance the traditions and diversity of the Pike Place Market community by helping to raise funds for the Pike Market Medical Clinic, Child Care & Preschool, Senior Center, the Downtown Food Bank and special historical and community projects.

Pumpkin Push
Saturday, October 27 Seward Park, Seattle

Figgy Pudding Street Caroling Competition

Friday, December 7

The Market Foundation
I Will Make Myself a Smoothie
Mary Kollar Market Foundation Volunteer
This Labor Day month we celebrate the volunteers whose labor runs the Food Bank. grocery stores and restaurants. He operates the forklift and separates what needs refrigeration. There is sorting to be done to insure that food is distributed while fresh and that there is enough to go around. We can have 200 people a day, he says. Organization and flexibility are everything at the Food Bank. Tuesdays are set aside for those over fifty-five. Thursdays, for those under, as reflected in jars of baby food next to boxes of corn flakes. Two days a week, people who are homebound and need food delivered call in to arrange delivery. Each person requesting food fills out a simple form asking for address or zip code. The only other question asked is the availability of cooking facilities. The homeless need food that requires no cooking. If living outside of the Market community, people are advised of food banks in a neighborhood more accessible to their home. Yet no one is denied for distance. Nor is an after-hours knock ignored. Eddie remembers during the big December power outage, families came from as far away as Des Moines. Every second Wednesday a truck arrives with surplus government commodities, such as peanut butter. Eddie regrets there are fewer commodities these days. During the winter holidays, donations increase with an abundance of canned foods, gratefully received for stocking the food bank shelves. Summer and fall fresh vegetables are a blessing provided by the Market Foundations FoodLink volunteers. A vital volunteer oppor-

In ThIs Issue:
Hoofprints ......................2 Thanks ............................3 Wish List .........................4

The Market Foundation Messenger is published three

times each year by: The Market Foundation 85 Pike street, Rm. 500 seattle, WA 98101 Phone: 206.682.7453
Contributors include: Marlys erickson, Barbara Flynn, Michele Peterson, Rainelle sizemore, Al Tietjen, Lynda Woods. The Market Foundations logo is modeled after Rachel, the photogenic bronze piggy bank, who can be found under the clock accepting donations for the Market community.

ipe raspberries in tidy boxes, bananas curled high in yellow abundance beside cups of marionberry low fat yogurt and bags of crushed macadamia nuts from Hawaii. A culinary cornucopia fits any setting in the Pike Place Market. But this feast is spread underneath the tourist trodden way, in a warehouse on the fifth floor of the Market parking garage. It is the Downtown Food Bank and it serves residents of the Market Community. Cinderblock walls and concrete floors, though stark, are fastidiously maintained. A Northwest tribal village mural decorates a wall by the entrance. Although the food bank doesnt open until 10:00 AM, the line has been forming on the ramp outside for over an hour. Inside, volunteers arrange the food, stack bags for easy portage, and they clean. One happily swabs the cement floor, and seeing the macadamia nuts piled on the table, dances with his mop to Sometimes I feel like a nut. Julius, a volunteer from Mercer Island, stands behind a large box of frozen hash browns. Theyre good, he says. Ive had them. You spread them on a cookie sheet in the oven and they taste great. We know when were talking to people that the food is flavorful and they can enjoy it. All the Food Bank volunteers express pride in the quality of food. They want those who need the facility to supplement their diet and be well nourished.

FoodLink volunteers collect fresh produce for the Food Bank.

Julius waves me on to the tomato basil soup in cardboard bowls. This is good soup. John Rockwell , the director of the Downtown Food Bank, explains We couldnt do this operation without volunteers, the community service people and the regulars who are able to supplement their own modest income by working heartily at the Food Bank. Eddie and Kathleen volunteer as a couple. Kathleen has a part-time job providing in-home care for a senior citizen. Eddie is at the Food Bank five days a week since his retirement as an employee of the First Avenue Service Center. Im here at 7:30, he says with pride. I open up for the trucks that come in with pallets of surplus from

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We Care for the Market Community

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An Update on the Goings-on at the Market Human Services

sunset supper at the Market

Though the morning sky threatened, the weather was simply stunning when the gates opened for our Centennial Sunset Supper on August 10th. Nearly 1,300 guests joined us for a delightful evening of tasting and sipping the culinary delights served up by this years wonderful array of restaurants and beverage companies. With the event expanded into a new section of the North Arcade, attendees were able to move about more freely, and a good time was had by all. Dancing under the stars to live music by Sould Out completed a wonderful evening. Our sincere thanks to our attendees, sponsors and participating restaurants and beverage companies. Proceeds from Sunset Supper provide quality care for little ones at the Market Childcare & Preschool, hot meals and activities for seniors at the Market Senior Center, medical care for those without insurance at the Market Medical Clinic, and basic groceries for kids, families and individuals at the Downtown Food Bank. They join us in thanking you for your generosity.
MAny ThAnks To ouR sPonsoRs:

Preschoolers get ready to celebrate their schools birthday. Pike Market Child Care & PresChool
the team provides directly, they will also work and link their patients with primary care providers. The program is structured to target people who traditionally have many barriers to primary care, including lack of insurance or resources, lack of transportation, bad experiences with the medical community in the past, and fear of judgment, so were bringing the services to them to break down barriers to primary and preventative care, and ultimately improve health outcomes. Theres a lot of reliance on emergency rooms for medical care, continues Rosemary, sometimes because its called for, and sometimes because people dont have a relationship with a primary care provider. Well be making that link when needed, and strengthening it. The Mobile Community Health Team is already active in nine low income apartment buildings, and plans to expand, aiming to provide 1,425 visits a year. The Clinic is proud to play a role in Seattles 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, and to continue its work in making the downtown community a more safe and healthy place for everyone. In addition to the Clinics traditional Feast at the Market, another fall event will benefit the Mobile Community Health Team. Were excited to have two completely fun ways to support the Clinic, says Development Director Joseph Sparacio. We like to think of them as the Eat & Run package. The Pumpkin Push, scheduled for Saturday october 27th is a 5k run / 2.5 mile walk at Seward Park with a Halloween theme. To support the cause, go to the Pumpkin Push web site at The 24th Annual Feast at the Market benefits the Clinics services to low income people in the Market Community. The Feast features 25 of the Markets best restaurants which come together to produce an unforgettable progressive dinner. To reserve your place at the Feast on october 2, visit

Sterling Savings Bank SKYY Spirits Seattle Magazine AM1090 JackFM We are deeply grateful to the following restaurants, wineries, breweries and beverage companies who donated their delicious wares to the event. Without their generosity, there simply would be no Sunset Supper!
94 Stewart Alaskan Brewing Co. Andaluca Washington State Convention & Trade Center/Aramark Atlas Foods Avenue Catering The BalMar Barking Frog at Willows Lodge Barnes & Watson Fine Teas Beechers Handmade Cheese Belltown Bistro Boomtown Caf Caf Campagne Canlis Carmelita Cascadia Restaurant Chez Shea Chipotle Classic Wines of California Coastal Kitchen Copacabana Cutters Bayhouse DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine DRY Soda Co. Ettas Fish Club by Todd English The Georgian and Shuckers, Fairmont Olympic Hotel Hales Ales Brewery & Pub Hoodsport Winery, Inc. The Hunt Club Il Fornaio Joeys Lake Union Kestrel Vintners Kona Brewing Co. La Vita e Bella Lazyboy Brewing Co. Le Pichet Licorous Maritime Pacific Brewing Co. Matts in the Market McCormick and Schmicks Oceanaire Seafood Restaurant Palisade Pernod Ricard Pike Brewing Co. Place Pigalle Pyramid Breweries Racha Noodles & Thai Cuisine Redhook Ale Brewery Rock Bottom Restaurant Roses Chocolate Treasures The Ruins Salish Lodge & Spa Seattle Culinary Academy Serafina Skagit River Brewery SKYY 90 Starbucks Coffee Tango Restaurant & Lounge

Happy Birthday Preschool!

October marks the 25th year of the Pike Market Child Care & Preschool! It is with the support of the Market community that we continue to make quality early learning accessible to families of all economic means. Thank you for helping make a tremendous difference in the lives of children families over the years and into the future. Please join us in celebrating 25 great years of service, in October. Email Ellen at for an invitation to our birthday party-Wed love to celebrate with you!

Pike Market MeDICAl ClINIC

Ending Homelessness
Pike Market Medical Clinic is rolling out a new program designed to help formerly homeless people stay in housing, by providing supportive nursing and other services directly in the homes of its clients. The Mobile Community Health Team will be staffed by 3 registered nurses, a nurse practitioner and consulting from a clinic physician, as well as 2 Chemical Dependency providers from REACH/Evergreen Treatment Services. The team will visit formerly homeless people now living in downtown Seattle, working with case managers, counselors and others. A lot of homeless men and women face more than just being without a home, says program manger Rosemary DAgrosa. There are significant health and social issues that contribute to homelessness, and are then exacerbated by homelessness. Once folks are housed, those issues dont end and can contribute to becoming homeless again. Its a vicious cycle, and one we know we can help end. In addition to the intensive care

TalkingRain Beverage Co. Ten Mercer Restaurant The Hi-life Troiani Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey & Carolans Irish Cream Volterra Waterbrook Winery Widmer Brothers Brewing Zefina Winery

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Thank You
seattles top Chefs reveal their secrets
This summer, Seattles top chefs shared their Pike Place Market secrets with the lucky attendees of our Chefs Tour of the Market summer cooking series. Tour attendees shopped and cooked with our areas finest culinary masters, all to benefit the health and human service agencies in the Pike Place Market. Thanks to all who participated, especially the talented chefs from Qube Restaurant and Il Fornaio, as well as the events sponsors: Pike & Western Wine Shop and Roses Chocolate Treasures. Stay tuned for the lineup for our winter Chefs Tour series, beginning in February 2008!

Pigs on Parade
Pigs on Parade Brings Home the Bacon
Whats with those 100 pigs hogging downtown Seattle sidewalks all summer? They have a soooo-eeyt purpose. Pig sponsor companies made gifts from $3,500 to $175,000 (thanks, WaMu !) which paid for the adornment and display of the 100 porcine wonders plus the genu-swine six-month long celebration of the Markets first 100 years, including these highlights Daffodil Day kicked off the Centennial on the first day of spring, March 21. Volunteers spent their lunch hour on street corners, giving out Centennial calendars and 30,000 daffodils. Following right after were the Chili & BBQ Competition (March 25), the Kids & Family Day (April 28), and the Seattle Cheese Festival (May 19 & 20). Pigs on Parade kicked off with a real parade on June 2, including 89 pigs, their handlers, and a humongous pig balloon float. Each pig was creatively outfitted by a local artist and cavorted from Westlake Park to the Market, ending at the Centennial Street Festival. All summer, the Market had booths at neighborhood festivals - the U. District, Folklife, Juneteenth, Fremont, Pride, Wallingford and Chinatown/ID, to name a few while the pig float appeared in various parades, even winning a first place prize at the West Seattle Parade. Telling the Markets story was a key piece of the celebration as well. Our traveling exhibit did stints at the likes of MOHAI, History House, and City Hall, while each pig featured a Market historical story or factoid. Nearly 100 Market fans submitted their memories to the website, pikeplacecentennial. org. And the Seattle Times featured

six months of historical photos and stories. Centennial Week began August 10 with Sunset Supper and ended August 17 with an award ceremony, giant birthday cake, a fish toss finale, and a huge concert in Steinbrueck Park. Still to come is the Pigs on Parade Auction on october 12. Save the date and join the fun as the pigs leave their homes on the street and get gussied up for the pig party.

the race for seattles top swine

Thoinks to all who participated in the first-ever Pigs on Parade Street Scramble and to the events producer, Meridian Geographics, who generously donated 75% of the events proceeds to the Market Foundation! Nearly 200 adventureseekers raced throughout downtown in search of all things pigs! For more information on upcoming Street Scrambles, including the Holiday Street Scramble at the Market, visit www.streetscramble. com

Thank you to the 87 sponsors and 76 artists that made it all possible.

PResenTIng sPonsoR WaMu Centennial sponsor The Boeing Company MeeT The PRoDuCeR sPonsoRs CBS Radio Horton Lantz & Low King County Metro Metropolitan Improvement District Safeco Insurance Seattle magazine Starbucks Coffee Company Team Photogenic FLyIng sALMon sPonsoRs KCTS Microsoft Nordstrom Vulcan FRIenDs oF The MARkeT sPonsoRs Color Graphics Holland America Line K&L Gates LLP Kimpton Hotels Lorig Associates LLP Macys Premera Blue Cross Pure Food Fish Rentacrate, Inc. Regence Blue Shield Seattle Weekly PIg PAL sPonsoRs 4 Culture Banner Bank Bentall Capital Inc Carrolls Fine Jewelry Coast Hotels Dimitrious Jazz Alley Foxs Gem Shop Group Health Cooperative

Celebrating 100 Years at the Centennial street Festival

The Market Foundation kicked off the Pike Place Markets Centennial summer festivities at the Centennial Pike Place Market Street Festival. On June 2nd and 3rd, thousands of locals and visitors alike gathered at the Market to enjoy local food & drink, unique artisans, chef demonstrations, kids activities and to get their first glimpse at some of the newly decorated swine featured in the Pigs on Parade kick-off parade! Thanks to all who came out to join in the fun, especially our hardworking volunteers, pig artists and the events sponsors: Buick Enclave, Seattle magazine, Red Hook, Staceys Pita Chips, KOMO 100, the Pike Place Merchants Association, 710 KIRO, Jones Soda and Fusion Portraits.

Gull Industries Hotel Andra Imperium Renewables Lane Powell/Cushman Wakefield Metropolitan Tower Community Pacific Place Palace Kitchen Pike Place Fish Puget Sound Business Journal Pyramid Communications Real Networks, Inc. Seattles Best Coffee Simply Seattle/Chocolate Box SterlingSavings Bank Stevens Hospital Swedish Medical Center SuperGraphics Urban Visions US Bank Terminal Sales Building Thursday Walkers Turner Construction Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center Washington Holdings Williams Marketing Wright Runstad & Company PIgLeT sPonsoRs Alexandria Real Estate ABM Janitorial Services Ben Bridge Jeweler Bill Block and Sue Leavitt Buck and Gordon Cascadia Restaurant Childrens Hospital & Regional Medical Center Fairmont Olympic Hotel Harbor Properties, Inc The Herbfarm Hines Property Hotel Deca Lifelong AIDS Alliance Majestic Bay Theatre Marsh and Guy Carpenter

Jay Fredrickson Petronella Fursman David Gross Lane Gwinn Hill Leif Harris Pam Hill Staff of HL2 Mark Horiuchi Linda Horsley Kerrie Howell Brandon Ilenstine Thaddeus Jurczynski Doug Keith James Kelsey Freeda Lapos Babson Chris Lemmen Peter Loh Faye Lomax Kelly Lyles Connie Munford NW Watercolor Society PIgs on PARADe ARTIsTs Bruce and Shannon Andersen Ross Palmer Beecher Sally Prangley Adrienne Anderson Smith Colin Reedy Jules Anslow Leslie Riches Barbara Anthony Grondal Mariah Ruggles Nicole Appell Sarah Savidge Freeda Lapos Babson Monica Schierbaum Jessica Bergsma Kerry Sear Jesse Brown Seattle Opera Scenic Studio Jeannie Burham Jason Sho Green Chris Campagna Yvette Simone Jean-Pierre Canlis Carol Skvorak Jennifer Carroll Nadine Smith Tayissa Chadwick Aki Sogabi Bruce Chester Raquel Stanek Diane Christensen Stacey Sterling Gail Christie-Jahn Leslie Thyagarajan Carol Clifford John Trubey Frank Coccia Carmen Valdes Collette Collins Liv Valentina Browning Curt Collinsworth Carrie Van Dyck Mary Coss Michael Violette Buffy Cribbs Steve Walker Kathryn Daily Dennis Warshal Rebecca Devere Mary Welt Sarah Dillon Japhy Witte Carla Dimitriou Leith Zeutenhorst Gordy Edberg Stephen Edwards Mayflower Park Hotel Millennium Tower Residents Gretchen and Tom Mueller Red Lion Inns Seattles Convention and Visitors Bureau Seattle Opera/Stephen Sprenger Seattle Sheraton Space Needle Stickney Research Sur La Table Uwajimaya Veca Electric West Edge The Westin Seattle Wilson Public Relations Woods and Associates & Val Thomas Inc.

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Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Seattle, WA Permit # 1122

85 Pike Street, Rm. 500 Seattle, WA 98101

downtown Food Bank

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for low Income Market Residents

Gloves, socks and hats for men and Toiletries (lotions, soaps, women shampoo, toothpase, razors for men Gift and women, shaving cream) cards for Rite-Aid, Bartells, Walgreens, Metro bus Ross Dress for Less coupon books Donations are can be delivered to the Market Foundation office (M-F between 9:00 and 4:00). Contact Rainelle at 206.774.5262 with questions.

Wish list

tunity, FoodLink requires only a couple of hours at days end to carry donated fresh vegetable from Market stands to this food bank and others in the city. On a mid-summer day, fresh melons reflect the work of FoodLink volunteers. There are approximately a dozen volunteer workers inside the food bank, while the line outside grows with patient people, regulars and newcomers asking the time of opening. And then it is 10:00 and the door opens to an orderly file of customers eyeing what might be available today. Oh the raspberries! A small woman bends over her cart to which she adds a lovely box of berries. She places it next to a carton of donated Tillamook yogurt. I will make myself a smoothie, She smiles.

The Market Foundation Board of Directors

Mark Barbieri President Michael Parham Vice President Susan Finneran Secretary Bill Hanneman Treasurer Kim Anderson Dick Barbieri Rich Berkowitz Carol Binder Bruce Bjerke Becky Bogard Biff Brotherton DeeAnn Burman Jeff Calkins Debbie Campbell Lynn Claudon Ruby Elwood Jim Fattore Jody Foster Joe Fuller David Hasson Ann Moe Eric Pettigrew Michael Richards Craig Schafer Jackson Schmidt Janet Strand Selby Roberta Sherman Janeen Simmons Stephen Sprenger Warren Stickney Helen Stusser Rhonda Whitehead

Giving Tree
As the holiday season approaches, please consider the Market Giving Tree. After Thanksgiving, the Markets annual Giving Tree will be located in the DownUnder area and decorated with gift wishes from low-income members of the Market community. Stop by, select a gift wish tag, buy it and return it to the Market. Well make sure its delivered.

Clip and send to the Market Foundation, 85 Pike St, Rm 500, Seattle, WA 98101
$40 allows a Pike Market Medical Clinic community
children at the Pike Market Child Care & Preschool. the Downtown Food Bank.

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$75 will provide breakfast, lunch and two snacks for 48 $100 fills grocery bags for over 20 families visiting $150 buys 75 lunches for the downtown residents
who are members of the Pike Market Senior Center. other _________ for use where most needed. I want to make a gift in memory/honor of:

health worker to visit an isolated downtown senior.

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*Trading the Foundations membership list with other non-profits allows us to keep down the costs of obtaining new members and allows our members to receive information from other organizations that might be of interest. Trades are for a one-time mailing only. If you do not wish to have your name traded simply check the line on the form above.

The Market Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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