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Mayor Declares September 19 Day of Concern for the Hungry

August 25, 2015
 
For more information contact:
Dianne Utecht
, Human Services Coordinator, 425-430-6655
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

Donations Support Emergency Feeding Program and the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank

RENTON: Mayor Law has joined other mayors throughout King County declaring Saturday, September 19, as the 23nd Annual Mayors Day of Concern for the Hungry. Food donated on this day will substantially reduce the growing crisis of hunger in our community.

Please plan to shop at one of the participating stores listed below on September 19 and make a donation. Donations will go to the Emergency Feeding program and Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank. Volunteers will be available at participating stores with the list of the most needed food items. Cash donations are also accepted.

Volunteers will be at the following Renton stores Saturday, September 19, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • Fred Meyer, Benson Center, 17801 108th Ave SE
  • Fred Meyer, Renton Center, 365 Renton Center Way SW
  • Safeway, Downtown Renton, 200 S. 3rd Street
  • Safeway, Renton Highlands East, 4300 NE 4th
  • Safeway, Renton Highlands, 2725 NE Sunset Blvd.

Volunteers are also needed to pass out flyers and collect donated food. If you have 2-3 hours to help out, please contact either Marlene Poland @ 206-329-0300, email mpoland@emergencyfeeding.org or the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank at Beverly.storey@usw.salvationarmy.org, or to sign up.