2016 WALK FOR RICE – Saturday June 25th, 2016 – 8am-1pm – Seward Park

MATCH DAYS ARE BACK!  All food & funds received June 6-17 will earn a match from CenturyLink

Walk for Rice benefits the Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) Food Bank, which provides nutritious and culturally familiar foods like rice, tofu and fresh produce to thousands of the most vulnerable Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in our community. They also provide a wide range of services including Children, Youth, and Families (CYF) programs, support for job-seekers, citizenship and immigration services,  help for folks suffering from substance use and /or mental health disorders, and more.

Did you Know? ACRS and Blaine Memorial UMC have had close ties for many years? Long-time Blaine member, Sam Mitsui, and Herb and Bertha Tsuchiya helped to found Walk For Rice back in 1990! And for the first few years of ACRS’s existence, its offices were located at Blaine Memorial UMC!

HUNGER remains a problem in our community today…won’t you help? Join us in the fight against hunger and walk with the Blaine Team on Saturday, June 25 at Seward Park in Seattle. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and pets! Help us to raise funds and build awareness so that thousands won’t go hungry.

Please sign up to walk with the Blaine Team by contacting Amy Noji at ahnoji@gmail.com or (206) 579-2182 OR join the Blaine team directly at TEAM BLAINE



What: Walk for Rice is a 2.5 mile walk or run around Seward Park in Seattle. This all-ages and pet friendly event features cultural performances, live music, food and activities for families!

Where: Seward Park in Seattle

When: Saturday, June 25, 2016. Registration opens at 8 a.m. Arrive early to enjoy cultural and musical performances, and take part in a warm-up right before the walk starts at 10 a.m. Festivities, food and fun for the whole family continues until 1 p.m.

Can’t attend the walk but want to help? Support Walk for Rice by providing some homemade baked goods for the refreshment booth. Donations can be dropped off to the Blaine Office by noon on Friday, June 24. If you can help with this or have any questions, please contact Amy Noji at 206-579-2182 or email her at ahnoji@gmail.com.