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Kirkland News Room

Volunteers Needed for Food Drive on September 26 & 27

Contact: Kari Page
City Manager’s Office

KIRKLAND, Wash. – The City of Kirkland, Kirkland Neighborhoods and Hopelink are collecting food and money donations for the Month of Concern for the Hungry Food Drive, which benefits Hopelink’s food bank. In 2014, more than 9,000 pounds of food and $2,500 in cash were donated and organizers are hoping to collect more this year.  

To help with the collection, more than 150 volunteers are needed on Saturday, Sept. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Morning, mid-day and late-afternoon volunteer shifts are available. Collection sites will be established at the following Kirkland grocery stores: PCC, Metropolitan Market, Red Apple, Fred Meyer, all Safeway stores and all QFC stores.  

To volunteer, go to the Month of Concern for the Hungry web site or contact Kari Page, Neighborhood Services Coordinator, at 425-587-3011 or  

Food can also be donated at Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue, and the Peter Kirk Community Center, 308 Kirkland Avenue, during regular business hours during the month of September. High demand items include peanut butter, dry pasta, cereal, oatmeal, canned vegetables, spaghetti sauce, fruit, baby food, nutrition shakes, 100% fruit juice and soup. (08.26.15)