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Come sit at our table

World's largest potluck   |   August 13, 2016

 

Action Tukwila is an informal grassroots group pursuing citizen-led projects that build community.

All of us, long-timers and newcomers, share a love for Tukwila and are committed to working together to make it a better place to live, learn, work, and play.

Sharing food is a universal activity that fosters dialogue and friendship, so we decided our first project would be an all-inclusive community potluck: Come Sit at Our Table. Since we’re inviting everyone in Tukwila, we figured we may as well try to break the world record for the largest potluck ever!

Want to help us cover costs? Chip in a few dollars to our GoFundMe Campaign!

Want to lend a hand the day of the event? Sign up to volunteer!

 
 

Date

August 13, 2016

1:00–5:00 p.m.

 

Location

Tukwila International Blvd between 144th and 146th Streets (northbound lanes), and part of the block east of Tukwila International Blvd on 144th

 

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Who can come?

Everyone! We are inviting everyone who lives in Tukwila and beyond. This event is for you, our neighbors and community!

What should I bring?

Each person should bring a dish to share that feeds at least six people. You might also bring a lawn chair or a blanket to spread out on. If you can't bring a dish, we hope you'll bring your appetite!

What activities will be there?

Shared meals, great conversations, street soccer, and so much more!

 

 

What we're cooking

See what we're preparing for the potluck! Join us on Facebook to submit your own video.

"Sean's Ice Cream Sandwich" - This creamy instructable from Sean Puno opens so many doors of perception and possibility...

Allan Ekberg sure knows his way around a tuna melt...and his puppy knows when there's cheese on-hand!

Four-and-a-half-year resident Libby Johnson talk to her wife, Trina Cook (who, oddly, isn't cooking), as she prepares an out-of-control vegetable casserole with rutabaga, potato, cauliflower, cashews, almonds, green beans, and lord knows what other magical ingredients!

Cassie seeks enlightenment through dinner: the Buddha Bowl (with a Gumbo cameo)

In Thomas McLeod's kitchen, it's all about the Franks and the Benjamins.

Trina Cook interviews Tukwila resident and volunteer Amairani at her family's taco truck, Taqueria Jalisco, on Tukwila International Boulevard. Try the carnitas!

"I love the trails. I love the people that I've met. I love you, De'Sean. [Love you, too]. You know, there are some really good people who live in this town. That's what I enjoy the most."

De'Sean's favorite meal of the day: homefries and grits! Expertly prepared by Mrs. De'Sean. Happy birthday!

We had the privilege this evening of meeting Sharon Nakata's granddaughter gourmet-in-training "Mady" (Madyson), who walked us through the process of making a grilled smoked-gouda, provolone, sharp-cheddar sandwich. It tasted amazing, as Cassie can attest.

Tukwila resident and Planning Commission member Brooke Alford makes fresh pesto with basil from her garden.

“Yes. You can make a difference in Tukwila. You just have to show up, do the hard work, find some like-minded people. You can make a huge difference.”

Sponsors

We're extremely grateful to the following businesses and organizations that have contributed to Come Sit at Our Table!

 
Sabey, Tukwila

Sabey, Tukwila

CORT Furniture Rental & Clearance Center, Tukwila

CORT Furniture Rental & Clearance Center, Tukwila

Brian Thielicke of Caliber Home Loans, Tukwila

Brian Thielicke of Caliber Home Loans, Tukwila

Great American Casino, Tukwila

Great American Casino, Tukwila

 
BECU, Tukwila

BECU, Tukwila

Kaleab Mekuria, Farmers Insurance, Tukwila

Kaleab Mekuria, Farmers Insurance, Tukwila

Odin Brewing Company, Tukwila

Odin Brewing Company, Tukwila

 
      Printing Control, Tukwila

 

 

 

Printing Control, Tukwila

 
  Tukwila International Boulevard Action Committee

 

Tukwila International Boulevard Action Committee

Church by the Side of the Road, Tukwila

Church by the Side of the Road, Tukwila

  Abu Bakr Islamic Center of WA, Tukwila

 

Abu Bakr Islamic Center of WA, Tukwila

Riverton Park United Methodist Church, Tukwila

Riverton Park United Methodist Church, Tukwila

 
Tukwila Firefighters IAFF Local 2088

Tukwila Firefighters IAFF Local 2088

Tukwila Police Officer's Guild

Tukwila Police Officer's Guild

Hotel Maine Li, Nyaung Shwe [Inle], Myanmar

Hotel Maine Li, Nyaung Shwe [Inle], Myanmar

Myanmar American Christian Church, Tukwila

Myanmar American Christian Church, Tukwila

 
Saar's Super Saver Foods, Tukwila

Saar's Super Saver Foods, Tukwila

  Waste Management

 

Waste Management

Green River Construction, Tukwila

Green River Construction, Tukwila

  King County GreenTools Program

 

King County GreenTools Program

 
Southcenter Rotary Club

Southcenter Rotary Club

      Forterra

 

 

 

Forterra

  Shasta Beverages

 

Shasta Beverages

    Duwamish Southside Rotary Club

 

 

Duwamish Southside Rotary Club

 
  Bartell Drugs - Riverton Heights, Tukwila

 

Bartell Drugs - Riverton Heights, Tukwila

Alexander Party Rentals

Alexander Party Rentals

    Bellwether Housing

 

 

Bellwether Housing

Valley View Sewer District

Valley View Sewer District

 
El Centro de la Raza

El Centro de la Raza

Sarana International Buddhist Center

Sarana International Buddhist Center

Highline College

Highline College

Center of Excellence - Global Trade & Supply Chain Management

Center of Excellence - Global Trade & Supply Chain Management

 

For more information about sponsorship, please email us at atsponsorship@gmail.com.

To make a personal contribution, give via our GoFundMe page.