Snoqualmie Tribe and Casino Donates Food to Area Organizations

Tribal Government Provides 325 Turkeys and 325 Hams

SNOQUALMIE, WA— In the days leading up to holiday celebrations in the Snoqualmie Valley, the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe and Snoqualmie Casino worked with area organizations to distribute over 600 turkeys and hams to Elders, families and homeless youth to help supply a good meal for holiday dinners.

Among the organizations that received turkeys and hams from the Tribe are:

  • Si Senior Center
  • Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank
  • Fall City Pantry
  • United Indians of All Tribes Foundation
  • Preston Food Bank
  • Compass Veterans Center
  • Chief Seattle Club
  • Issaquah YWCA
  • Trail Youth
  • Friends of Youth -Kirkland
  • Friends of Youth – Snoqualmie

“A core belief of our Tribal Values is that we share what we have with those in need,” said Snoqualmie Tribal Chairman Robert de los Angeles. “We are fortunate to be able to give back to the communities our Tribal Members live in during this special time of year. Family is important and many of our celebrations are centered around shared meals.”

“These turkeys represent everything that is right about the community we live in and will go a long way towards making this a happy holiday for many that we serve,” said Trail Youth Program Director Tonya Guinn. “One excited teen in the mentorship program who received a turkey said, ‘The holiday season is about coming together with not just your family and friends but your community as well, to make sure nobody goes hungry in this season of giving.’”  Tonya added, “Our coffee shop has given hope to not just teens, but to adults as well. It is a place of comfort and healing. In our first year over 7,000 free coffees have been given out, each with a reminder of value. We are grateful for our partnership with the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe.”

The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe is a federally recognized tribe in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Known as the People of the Moon, Snoqualmie were signatories to the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855. Snoqualmie Tribal enterprises provide over 1,700 jobs, and the Tribe has donated over $1.5 million to nonprofit organizations in the Snoqualmie Valley since 2010.