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REDMOND, WA – Members of the Redmond City Council, the Redmond Human Services Commission, and Mayor John Marchione will participate in the “Day of Concern for the Hungry” by hosting a Food Drive on Saturday, September 17, 2016 and Sunday, September 18, 2016, at the Bella Bottega QFC store located at 8867 161st Avenue NE, Redmond, from each day. The food drive will be hosted at grocery stores throughout both Redmond and King County to help area food banks in fighting hunger.
This year, the Mayor, Councilmembers and Commissioners will be asking shoppers to donate “Super Foods” including whole grains, nut butters, and dried fruits in addition to the standard canned goods, such as vegetables, soups, and beans. These donations benefit the Hopelink Food Bank. Last year nearly 5,000 pounds of food were donated by Redmond’s generous community members.
Mayor John Marchione encourages all residents to take part in this drive. “A food drive brings the community together to show how much we care for those in need.”
As winter approaches and the resources of those with low incomes must stretch even further to cover increasing fuel, electricity and rental costs, an outpouring of community assistance is crucial to reduce hunger in our community. View the Mayor’s “Day of Concern” proclamation here.