Redmond council members to host food drive at QFC this weekend
September 17, 2012 · 1:55 PM
On Saturday and Saturday, members of the Redmond City Council will roll up their sleeves and host a food drive as part of the Month of Concern for the Hungry at the QFC at 8867 161st Ave. N.E. in the Bella Bottega shopping center.
The food drive will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Council members will be asking shoppers to donate the most-needed canned goods, such as vegetables, soup and beans. These donations will help local food banks meet the increasing demand for food assistance at a time when many organizations are experiencing significant funding cuts. All food collected will be delivered to Hopelink.
"A food drive is a great employer-employee effort, as well as a great school or neighborhood effort to show you care," he said.
This Month of Caring Food Drive is part of a community-wide effort with other participating cities: Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah, Mercer Island, and Sammamish.