Pig Out to Root Out Hunger

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

What is Pig Out?

Pig Out is an annual neighborhood fundraising event for the PNA’s free Hot Meal Program. Restaurants, pubs, and cafes in Phinney/Greenwood sign up to participate and donate a suggested 15% of proceeds on September 25. Last year participating restaurants raised almost $10,000 for the  Hot Meal Program!

What is the Hot Meal Program?

The PNA serves three free meals – two dinners and a lunch – every week at the Greenwood Senior Center and St. John United Lutheran Church. Meals are cooked and served by volunteers using fresh, donated food. The program serves nearly 20,000 meals a year to low income, disabled, unhoused, and elderly community members.

Big thanks to David Inman for producing the video!

What are the benefits?

In addition to supporting a vital service for our community, many restaurants see an increase in business on Pig Out day, and all businesses who donate $300 or more will receive a complimentary PNA business membership.

How is Pig Out promoted?

The PNA promotes this event with:

  • A call-out in the PNA’s The Review newspaper, delivered to all households in the Phinney-Greenwood neighborhood (20,000+), with your business listed – Deadline Aug 12
  • Posters throughout the Phinney/Greenwood neighborhood, with your business listed
  • Emails to all PNA members and email subscribers (~5,000 households), with your business listed
  • Press releases to daily and weekly newspapers, blogs, etc.
  • A display ad in the September issue of City Living (mailed 20,000 North Seattle residents) – Deadline Sept. 7 
  • A display ad in PhinneyWood.com (20,000 unique users and 100,000 page views a month)
  • Participating restaurants will get a “Pig Out Participant” sandwich board sign with a colorful whirligig to display outside their business on Pig Out day.
  • Participating restaurants will get table tents notifying diners that a portion of their bill will benefit free hot meals for those in need

Email Chris at [email protected] or call him at 206. 783-2244.

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