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Apples + Teachers = Avalon Glassworks

May, 2012

Contact: Shannon Felix, Avalon Glassworks, (206) 937-6369
Ann Kendall, White Center Food Bank, (206) 713-0031

West Seattle, WA – Looking for that perfect end of the year teacher gift? Maybe a gift that has special meaning for a local community? Apples have been the long time gift for teachers everywhere and Avalon Glassworks in West Seattle has created a Feed the Core glass apple that assists the White Center Food Bank with each purchase.

Four years ago, White Center Food Bank Executive Director Rick Jump approached Avalon Glassworks owners Shannon and Jon Felix after noticing their work on a fundraising glass piece for the Moclips-By-The-Sea Historical Society. He asked whether the duo would be willing to create something special to use as a food bank for fundraising that captured the essence of their mission. The result of their conversation became the Feed the Core apple series – brightly colored blown glass apples to symbolize a bountiful harvest. Each set appears in the fall just at apple harvest time – the first year’s apple a ripe celadon, followed by a fire engine red Delicious an intense yellow Jonagold apple and in 2012 a deep coral red. Each apple sells for $80 of which $40 goes straight to the food bank allowing them to purchase up to 200 pounds of food. The remaining $40 covers production expenses. Today over $12,000 has been raised for the food bank through this effort.

Supplies of each apple run are limited to 100 – come in soon to get one for your favorite teacher while supplies last. Visit their West Seatle gallery located at 2914 SW Avalon Way, Seattle, WA 98126.

To learn more about the White Center Food Bank which serves over 60,000 individuals each year in West Seattle, White Center and Burien: www.whitecenterfoodbank.org.