Community volunteers gather with South King Fire and Rescue volunteers to collect donations for the annual Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry last week. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Community volunteers gather with South King Fire and Rescue volunteers to collect donations for the annual Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry last week. Photo courtesy of Shelley Pauls

Federal Way helps fill Multi-Service Center food shelves

More than 2,500 households rely on the MultiService Center for food each month.

Community volunteers gathered with city leaders at local grocery stores to collect donations for the Multi-Service Center food bank last week during the annual Mayor’s Day of Concern for the Hungry.

During the week, Waste Management also teamed with the city to collect food and non-food items for the center.

In total, the drive generated 2,910 pounds of food through on-site donations at the seven locations in Federal Way, according to Tyler Hemstreet, communications coordinator for the city of Federal Way. Waste Management picked up another 10,027 pounds curbside, for a total of 12,937 pounds. Cash donations gathered at those sites totaled more than $800.

This is the 11th year for the food drive. More than 2,500 households rely on the MultiService Center for food each month.

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