Mary Lamanna was a volunteer with Koinonia and headed our food distribution center for 30 years from 1978-2008. Mary worked five days a week, by herself, in our food distribution program establishing what we have come to know as the Food Pantry.
Mary’s system and organization is how the pantry still operates today. Prior to her volunteer career at Koinonia, Mary worked for the Neisner Brothers variety store in Northwest Washington for 40 years, retiring in 1978. She died after complications from a traffic accident at the age of 92. Koinonia named the Food Pantry in Mary’s honor.
Food Pantry Needs (as of July 2019):
*Small sizes are preferred since we cannot repackage food items unless they are individually wrapped, (For example, we can only give a 10 lb. bag of rice to 1 family, whereas we can give 5-2 lb, bags of rice to 5 families.)
For those of you not familiar with "masa" - corn masa flour or masa harina is a traditional type of flour used to make tamales, tortillas and such - many of the people we serve prefer this type of flour.
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Note: While all donations are gratefully accepted, Koinonia is working to provide healthy food for our clients, so we would appreciate your help in considering the following when you make your donation:
Can you help provide a meal this holiday season? Sign up to donate a Holiday Basket HERE