How to participate in the annual King County Holiday Food Drive

northwest-harvest-logoAs the holidays approach, many of us are looking forward to good times and good food with our families and friends. However, there are people in our region who struggle to put food on the table, especially in the colder months. Please consider helping them out by contributing to the annual King County Holiday Food Drive.

Your generous donation of non-perishable, pre-packaged food will benefit Northwest Harvest, the main distribution point of goods for food banks all over our state. Through Northwest Harvest, we know that your donations will go to families in need at no cost to local food banks or their patrons.

Staff from the Facilities Management Division will be placing collection bins the week of November 7 in the downtown campus buildings (Administration, Chinook, Courthouse), Maleng Regional Justice Center, Youth Services Center, Public Health clinics, District Courts, and other outlying sites. The bins will stay in place until November 22. Last year, King County employees donated 6,723 pounds of food to Northwest Harvest, equivalent to more than 5,000 meals for a family of three. Let’s try to beat that this year!

If you have questions about the Holiday Food Drive, or need full bins emptied, please contact the FMD Work Order Desk at workorderdesk.fmd@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-9400. Thank you in advance for your support of this worthwhile project so that all of our friends and neighbors can enjoy this season of giving.