While the wines, events and people of Woodinville Wine Country have done much to enrich our lives this summer, they’ve also helped to improve the lives of some of our neediest neighbors.
Kids both young and old were also the focus of our recent work with the YMCA Summer Lunch Program for disadvantaged children. Purple Café (Heavy Restaurant Group) and Woodinville Wine Country Association volunteers teamed up to serve over 250 lunches to local children in need, and provided more than 150 lunches to their parents.
Finally, Eye of the Needle Winery, owned by Bob and Lauren Bullock, has helped raise over 30,000 meals to date for Northwest Harvest through sales of its three 12th Blend wines. Available (and flying off the shelves) at supermarkets and wine merchants throughout the area, each bottle of 12th Blend sold provides at least two meals for Northwest families in need. Sales will continue through the end of the year with the goal of raising 96,000 meals in all, so drink up!