West Seattle Blog… | Words, Writers and Southwest Stories: Ron Marshall: “Hunger Immortal: The First Thirty Years of the West Seattle Food Bank”



April 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories, a historic series of speakers from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is pleased to announce that Ron Marshall will be hosting a live Zoom presentation on Thursday, April 8th at 6:00 pm. Marshall will be giving a presentation entitled “Hunger Immortal: The West Seattle Food Bank’s First Thirty Years”. Registration is required. Please register here.

The story of the West Seattle Food Bank is no ordinary story. It is full of intrigue and sadness, great devotion and lots of happy breaks. Ron will examine the history of the bank from its inception in 1983 and its ongoing efforts to meet the needs of a changing, growing community. Ron will also provide insight into the history of the food bank and profiles of people including board members, volunteers, donors and owners who have worked to ensure the food bank has a permanent home.

Ron Marshall has served on the board of directors of the West Seattle Food Bank since 1996. He is a past president of the West Seattle Ministerial Association and has served on the Music Northwest board of directors for over 25 years.

Ron has pastored First Lutheran Church in West Seattle since 1979. He grew up in Tacoma and graduated from Stadium High School in 1967 and Washington State University in 1971. Ron is the author of two books on religious thinking by Martin Luther and Søren Kierkegaard. He is also known for his unique, ongoing class on the Quran, which he has taught four times a year since 2003.

This series is open to any author or speaker dealing with historical issues related to the Puget Sound / Duwamish Peninsula and / or the general public. For more information on future presentations, please contact Dora-Faye Hendricks, Chair, Words, Writers & SouthWest Stories, by calling 206-290-8315 or emailing [email protected]

Words, Writers & Southwest Stories, a historic series of speakers from the Southwest Seattle Historical Society, is offered in partnership with the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and the Seattle Public Library.