Ballard Commons Sunday Meal

Howdy friends, 

It’s been a few months since my last update, so let’s start with the basics. Here’s what’s been cooking for the past few months:

10/7 Baked Ziti, salad, garlic bread, bananas, candy
10/14 Purloo w/Collards, Banana Bread, Bananas, Print flyers to let folks know that I'll be out of town
10/21 Chicken Madras, Lentils, Rice, Cake (Monica)
10/28 Chicken Noodle Soup (Aunt Jayne)
11/4 Chicken Tortilla Soup, brownies, coffee, pastries
11/11 Lasagna, roasted broccoli, garlic bread, brownies, red velvet cake rolls, coffee
11/18 Balsamic Beef, roasted vegetables, yeast rolls, banana bread, apple pie, coffee
11/25 Clam linguine, bacon balsamic brussel sprouts, chocolate pear tart, bananas, coffee
12/2 Green Chile Chicken Enchilada casserole, spanish rice, refried beans, brownies, bananas, coffee
12/9 (Monica) Madras Lentils, Rice, Cornbread, Cupcakes, Coffee
12/16 Beef Yakisoba, Peach Cobbler, Bananas, Coffee, Cake
12/23 Chicken Tortilla Soup, cookies, cake, coffee, bananas
12/30 Frito Pie, birthday cake, coffee
1/6 Pork fried rice, stir fried veggies, banana bread, coffee
1/13 Lasagna, green salad, carrot cake, banana bread, coffee

Next up, thanks...

...Monica for continued assistance and baked goodies
...Alive in Poulsbo for continued support
...Christy (for loving folks in the park)
...Meghan (new weekly volunteer)

Most of what I try to recruit here is volunteer help - folks willing to show up on Sundays and serve our neighbors in the park. But I want to give an extra measure of thanks to people who donated in the fall. I got laid off from my job at the start of November, and my ability to fund this solely out of my pocket was greatly diminished. I’m exceedingly grateful for the folks who stepped forward during this time and ensured we had funding through March. THANK YOU! Don’t fret, I started a new job (at my favorite non-profit) this week.

In other news, after polling the folks we serve, we found that an earlier meal meets their needs better. We no longer serve from 2:15-3:15. Instead, we’ve moved the meal up to 12:30-1:30.

And this is why I come to you now. I’ve upped the goal of this GoFundMe to reflect a 2nd (full) year of serving our neighborhood. I’ll still be there every Sunday, and I hope to see you there as well.

NOTE: I’ve archived the original introduction to the GoFundMe as ‘update #5’.26434480_1547706194556322_r.jpeg26434480_1547706209919371_r.jpeg
  • Jane Seibel 
    • $25 
    • 34 mos
  • Ben Simons 
    • $150 
    • 34 mos
  • Jennifer Gouge 
    • $50 
    • 34 mos
  • Sarah Ewart 
    • $150 
    • 34 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 34 mos
See all


John Ware 
Seattle, WA
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more