Kirkland’s Month of Concern for the Hungry food drive, which was held during September 2015, collected 10,826 pounds of food and received close to $3,000 in monetary donations. Over 100 volunteers contributed 230 hours during the two-day drive at local grocery stores by assisting donors place food items in collection bins. Donations have been donated to Hopelink’s food bank and will benefit Kirkland and Eastside residents in need.
Hopelink helps to provide food, shelter, transportation and family support to north and east King County families in crisis. Even with the success of Kirkland’s food drive, Hopelink needs additional donations which can be dropped off at its Kirkland/Northshore Emergency Services Center located in Totem Lake at 11011 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Food donations may also be dropped off at Kirkland City Hall, 123 Fifth Avenue, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A list of “most needed” items can be found on Hopelink’s website at www.hope-link.org.