The City of Kirkland, Kirkland Neighborhoods and Hopelink hope to collect more food and money donations this year than last as part of Kirkland’s Month of Concern for the Hungry. In 2013, nearly 6,000 pounds of food and over $1,300 in cash donations were received. Donations will benefit Kirkland residents and will be available at Hopelink’s Kirkland/Northshore Food Bank. On Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014 the following Kirkland grocery stores will have collection bins: PCC, Metropolitan Market, Red Apple, all Safeway stores, and all QFC stores. To help with the collection, more than 150 volunteers are needed for the Food Drive scheduled for the weekend. Morning, mid-day and late-afternoon volunteer shifts are available. To sign up to volunteer, go to www.kirklandwa.gov/neighborhoods (Search: “Month of Concern”) or contact Kari Page, Neighborhood Services Coordinator at 425-587-3011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most needed items include peanut butter, dry pasta, cereal, spaghetti sauce, and soup. Canned goods such as beans, meat, fruit, vegetables, tuna, meals, and envelopes of powdered milk are also needed.
Food donations can also be made at Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue and Hopelink’s Kirkland/Northshore Food Bank and Emergency Services office, 11011 120th Ave. NE., Kirkland, WA 98033, during regular business hours.