Eastside Month of Concern for the Hungry needs your help

It’s that time of year again!  Time to show Kirkland’s sense of community and concern for the hungry.

Kirkland citizens are participating in the Eastside Month of Concern for the Hungry, "Share What You Can," campaign collecting food and cash donations during the month-long food drive. Neighborhood associations, community leaders, faith organizations, local grocery stores, businesses, hospitals and schools organize local efforts by hosting food drives and fundraising events in their city from September 24 through October 22. The cities of Kirkland, Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island, North Bend, Redmond, and Sammamish participate in the Month of Concern for the Hungry as a collaborative initiative among public and non-profit human service agencies spearheaded by the Eastside Human Service Forum.

Please help your neighbors and friends fill local food bank shelves to feed Eastside families in need.  This year, Kirkland volunteers will be collecting food at neighborhood grocery stores Saturday, September 24 and Saturday, October 8 (10am to 4pm).  We’d like to have a good start on this before the September 14 KAN meeting (so we know and can discuss the gaps/needs).  So, please forward this to your group and encourage people to sign up before September 14.  

Volunteers are needed at various collection sites in Kirkland.  Shifts available are:

9:45am-12:00pm

11:45am-2:00pm

1:45pm-4:15pm

Please help by signing up for a shift – or two!  Select the grocery store of your choice – on the list below.  Just click on the link and select the shift(s) you want to cover. Your pledge of support is greatly appreciated.

Click on the name of the store below to go to the sign up list:

 

Metropolitan Market 10611 NE 68th St.

PCC 10718 NE 68th St

Juanita Albertsons 9826 NE 132nd St   Red Apple Market 6625 132nd Ave NE

Fred Meyer 12221 120th Ave NE   QFC: Parkplace QFC 211 Parkplace Center

Totem Lake QFC  11224 NE 124th St

Finn Hill QFC 11224 NE 124th St     Safeway: Rose Hill Safeway 12519 NE 85th St   Juanita Safeway 10020 NE 137th St   Kingsgate Safeway 14444 124th Ave NE  

If you have any questions please contact Kari Page, Neighborhood Outreach Coordinator for the City of Kirkland at  Kpage@kirklandwa.gov