Kirkland as Most Generous Neighborhood in Fighting Hunger Wins Christmas Party


This fall, Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission launched the One City/One Hope neighborhood competition to fight hunger. Kirkland won the competition that ended last week by donating 4,375 meals between Oct. 14th and Nov. 24th!

To celebrate Kirkland residents, the Mission is hosting a thank you BBQ this Sunday, Dec 7th at 1pm at Northwest University chapel.  There will be hot dogs, beans, Cole slaw, cornbread, Christmas candy and dessert, along with music by Bruised Hearts Revue band. There will also be guest speakers including Kirkland Pastor Ben Sterciuc with Elevation Church and a testimonial by a homeless individual.

Seattle’s has been providing meals for 82 years - over 800,000 last year. Looking ahead, the Mission knows more is needed - and the goal of the organization is not to serve more meals but to decrease the number of hungry people in King County. Currently, 270,000 people in King County struggle with hunger. This is why the Mission embarked on this One City/One Hope neighborhood competition. 

“Any time a child or an adult goes hungry means our community is broken and the people of Kirkland took the lead in helping to alleviate this suffering,” said Jeff Lilley, president of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. “Everyone can get involved in the fight on hunger in our city.”

Event Details:
When:        December 7th – 1pm to 3pm (volunteers begin setting up at noon)
Where:       Northwest University Chapel
                   5520 108th Ave NE Kirkland, WA 98033