Mark your calendars to attend the 5th Annual Bite of Skagit Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 12 noon - 4PM on First Street, Downtown Mount Vernon.
A big thank you!
Sincere thanks to the many people who sponsored, organized, participated in, helped with, or attended the July 28, 2012 Bite of Skagit. Together, we raised net proceeds of $21,638.77 to benefit the hungry in Skagit County!
North Coast Credit Union CEO Terry Belcoe presents a check, for the Bite of Skagit proceeds, to Skagit County Community Action Agency Executive Director Bill Henkel.
Were you captured on film at the Bite of Skagit?
Take a look at the video posted below of the 2012 event and visit our News and Photo Archives page to view 2012 photographs, as well as videos and photographs of previous years' events. Thank you to Knapp Brothers Studio for producing this year's video and many of our favorite 2012 photographs!
The Bite of Skagit is Growing!
In 2012, the Bite of Skagit moved to a larger venue space right down the middle of First Street in downtown Mount Vernon, surrounded by the Downtown Association's Annual Sidewalk Sale. Sponsorship donations, attendance, and funds raised nearly doubled, making the Bite of Skagit one of the premier events to attend in Skagit County each summer.
Visitors of all ages enjoyed the warm weather, great food and treats while listening to live local musicians (listed on the Vendors' page). Some adults enjoyed a cold one in the beer & wine garden, hosted by Rockfish Grill, while children enjoyed activities hosted by the Skagit County Children's Museum. Graham Kerr demonstrated how to make a delicious vegetable soup made with fresh and best in season locally grown vegetables, and Train Wreck Bar & Grill of Burlington was voted Best Bite of 2012 for its beef brisket sliders and hand cut potato fries with roasted jalapeno ketchup and salmon lettuce wrap with mango chile se.
It's always good to give back to the community and having a great time doing it is even better!
The Bite of Skagit is an annual fundraiser, sponsored, organized, and hosted by North Coast Credit Union, for the benefit of the Skagit Food Distribution Center - linking farms to food banks. This effort is a collaborative partnership between Community Action of Skagit County, North Coast Credit Union and Skagit Valley Food Co-op. The Skagit Food Distribution Center is managed by Community Action of Skagit County and provides centralized storage and distribution for food banks, hot meal programs, and other anti-hunger initiatives.